Art of Élan: Ways of Listening

November 2018–May 2019

The Art of Élan concert series aims to bring the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences through innovative, one-hour programming in unique performance venues. The partnership with The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park has brought a distinctive visual and musical experience to the Museum galleries.

Earlier this year, Art of Élan celebrated eleven years of growth with a season dedicated to the concept of empowerment, including three gallery concerts, two free pop-up events, and the world premiere of a work by Tijuana-based composer Andrés Martín. For this upcoming season, they will continue their commitment to commissioning new work, collaborating with world-class artists and composers, programming engaging and colorful concerts, and expanding their impact in the region through thoughtful community engagement programs.

Season 12, called Ways of Listening, explores the various ways we both listen to and process the world around us. With a focus on the contextualization of music—both new and old—Art of Élan’s concerts at the Museum will be tied to a variety of thought-provoking works of art, including the provocative exhibition Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason and the expressive sculptures of Javier Marín.

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Partner with the Museum by becoming a Sponsor for Art of Élan.

For more details about becoming a sponsor to support Art of Élan at The San Diego Museum of Art, please contact:

Anna Grofik (Development Coordinator, CIRCLE and Gallery Donor Programs) 619.696.1920 or

To purchase individual or series tickets only, please contact ticket sales at (619) 232-7931 or purchase tickets directly from our website, or visit us at the front reception at the Museum.