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Young composer Diego Rodriguez shines in debut with Art of Élan

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Season 11 will focus on the transformative ability of music and the arts to bring people together: to release the imagination and offer renewed vision and hope.

Art of Élan’s gallery concert series at The San Diego Museum of Art kicks off November 21 with a special Thanksgiving week concert that draws inspiration from Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection. Opening October 21, this exhibition charts a trajectory from the late 1800s to the first decade of this century, showcasing the work of seminal figures from countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay.




For the past 10 years Art of Élan has been pioneering unique chamber music events and bringing the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. Created by violinist Kate Hatmaker and flutist Demarre McGill, Art of Élan is continually expanding the scope of classical music in San Diego through innovative, one-hour programming in unique performance venues. Its partnerships with The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, The Glashaus in Barrio Logan, the Malcolm X Library and A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City have led to multiple commissions, world premieres, exciting cross-disciplinary productions and enthusiastic, sold-out audiences.

By drawing inspiration from the word élan, which represents momentum, vigor and spirit, Art of Élan continues to engage and energize audiences in new ways.