The Art of Music Concert Series
Third Thursdays monthly through January 2016
In 1915 music was a central component of the Panama–California Exposition, which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and San Diego’s position as the first port of call on the west coast of the United States. In celebration of the Centennial anniversary of the exposition, the Museum will feature a yearlong, monthly concert series in conjunction with the exhibition The Art of Music
, exploring the the longstanding duet of music and visual arts. The Art of Music
concert series is curated by Jann Pasler, Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.
The Art of Music concert series
heads outside this summer with three concerts in the Plaza de Panama June 18, July 16, and August 20. Bring a blanket or chair, grab a bite to eat at Panama 66
, or pack your own picnic during these free performances.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
7:00 p.m. | James S. Copley Auditorium
The centennial celebrations conclude in grand style as the Museum presents the San Diego Symphony Orchestra wind quintet Second Wind in the final performance of the yearlong Art of Music Concert Series.
Art of Élan presents "Crossing the Divide"
Select Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Hibben Gallery
Single concert: $40 members, $45 students, seniors, military, $50 nonmembers
Series tickets: $144 members, $180 nonmembers*
For the past 8 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 continually expands the scope of classical music in San Diego through innovative, one-hour programming. In a continuing partnership with The San Diego Museum of Art, the 2015-2016 series, Crossing the Divide,
seeks to unite our increasingly segregated beliefs, actions and influences through an exploration of our shared humanity and the discovery of a common language for the 21st century.
2015-2016 Art of Élan Series
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | OUTLIERS
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | SONG RECOLLECTIONS
*Series tickets are available prior to the first concert. To purchase series tickets add all four concerts to your cart and your discount will appear at checkout.
Select Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., Museum Galleries
Free after Museum Admission
These 15-minute performances by San Diego Youth Symphony soloists center around one to three works of art in The Art of Music
October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19
December: 3, 10, 17
Panama 66 Performances
Visit the page for Panama 66, the restaurant and bar in the Museum's May S. Marcy Sculpture Court, for more information on live musical performances there.
December Nights Concerts
Each year, the Museum features free performances in the Hibben Gallery in concert with the annual Balboa Park December Nights celebration. Stay tuned for more details on 2015 programming.