Encinitas, CA –Return to Lux Art Institute to feature Kontras Quartet Art of Elan has long been committed to presenting their unique concerts in diverse and art-filled spaces. Their return to Lux Art Institute in Encinitas is a testament to that pledge. The last Art of Elan concert at Lux was in 2016. “We continue to build an audience in North County and we are thrilled to be returning,” explained Founder Kate Hatmaker. “We are especially drawn to collaborations that incorporate other art forms and Lux continually excites us with their selection of resident artists.” This beguiling one-hour musical program will draw inspiration from the work of resident artists Leo Chiachio & Daniel Giannone, whose innovative fabric and textile work allows them to “paint with needles.” Art of Elan’s ensemble-in-residence, the Kontras Quartet, will be featured on this colorful program, in addition to works for percussion, harp, and solo double bass. The Chicago-based quartet last performed in San Diego in the spring of 2019 in collaboration with Malashock Dance and will return later this May to premiere a new work commissioned for them by Art of Elan. The Lux pre-concert reception includes an opportunity to meet the resident artists and learn more about the visual works being created at Lux.
6pm: Pre-concert “Meet the Artists” reception with wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres 7pm: One-hour concert in the gallery
Complimentary valet is available
When / Where – February 13 2020 at 6 pm reception, 7 pm concert | Lux Art Institute 1550 S El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024
Tickets: https://art-of-elan.ticketleap.com/lux/ General Admission: $50
Lux Members: $40 Students: $20 Info: http://artofelan.org/event/lux/
Image: Chiachio & Giannone, Selva Blanca, 2015, Threads on Fabric More info at artofelan.org/
HEAR & NOW SEASON 13 SCHEDULE The San Diego Museum of Art Concert Series, All concerts at 7 pm
“Dream of Spring”Pop-up at San Diego Museum of Art | Feb. 7th.
This 20-minute performance is followed by the screening of “The Age of Innocence” (movie tickets sold separately). Immerse yourself in the colorful sound world of French composers Gabriel Faure and Jacques Ibert for this intimate performance that features the sounds of flute, violin and harp.
“Observations”San Diego Museum of Art | March 10Taking inspiration from the avant-garde musings of America’s pioneer of Modern Art, Manierre Dawson, this program will fill Gallery 16 with the rhapsodic sounds of composers Willson Osborne, Darius Milhaud, and Mason Bates, as well as the incredibly virtuosic second sonata for solo violin by Belgian composer/violinist Eugene Ysaye.
“Impressions”San Diego Museum of Art | May 5Gerald Finzi’s “Interlude for string quartet and oboe” and the Phantasy Quintet by Ralph Vaughan Williams help create the lush sound world of this closing concert that pays homage to the Impressionist movement of the art world. Works by Debussy, J. S. Bach, and Jean Francaix round out the program.
Other Art of Elan Concerts and Events BaCH @ The JAI, 7600 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, 7pm, March 23
As part of its innovative 3-year BaCH Initiative, Art of Elan continues to bring the timeless music of J. S. Bach to adventurous settings-this time in “cabaret” style at The JAI in La Jolla’s new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Internationally renowned violinist Johnny Gandelsman invites listeners to join him on an epic 2-hour journey to explore the complete suites for unaccompanied cello, performed on a rare 5-string violin. This once-in-a-lifetime performance of the complete suites takes place in the intimate cabaret space The JAI, where concertgoers can arrive early to enjoy cocktails and small plates, available for purchase from Snake Oil Cocktail Co.
There will be a special pre-concert lecture with cellist and Baroque specialist Alex Greenbaum from 6-6:30 pm. A full schedule of Art of Élan concerts and programs is listed here: http://artofelan.org/events
Art of Elan is supported by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the County of San Diego, the California Arts Council, the Clare Rose Foundation, the generosity of numerous individual donors and board members, and Art of Élan’s Luminaria Circle, which supports the commissioning of new works. More info at artofelan.org/
Art of Élan by the Numbers – 2006-2020
- Performed 100 public concerts
- Showcased 312 musicians
- Presented 19 world premieres of commissioned works
- Implemented a highly coveted ensemble-in-residence program
- Participated in 20 unique, cross-disciplinary and collaborative productions
- Completed 5 residency programs in National City at A Reason to Survive (ARTS), including 44 world premieres of works by Young Artists in Harmony students.
- Produced 71 live concert recordings on Instant Encore, which have been streamed over 54,000 times in 28 different countries around the world, thanks to Art of Élan’s free music app.
- Established countless new relationships with adventurous music and art lovers of Southern California
Lux Art Institute redefines the museum experience to make contemporary art more accessible and personally meaningful. Through its internationally acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program, Lux has hosted over 60 artists from around the world, including two MacArthur Fellows, in its award-winning LEED-certified Artist Pavilion. In addition, Lux’s Education Pavilion delivers a creative contemporary arts curriculum that includes a regional artist gallery and a robust outreach program that serves local schools, including students of military families and Title I schools. www.luxartinstitute.org