Art of Élan: Hear & Now

November 2019–May 2020

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.

Season 13, titled Hear & Now, focuses on contemporary culture and the importance of cultural context in uniting an increasingly diverse, complex, and changing world. The timeless music of J. S. Bach weaves in and out of a season that highlights music from a wide variety of composers and time periods, including several San Diego premieres. The San Diego Museum of Art concert series includes two free pop-up performances in addition to three gallery seated concerts that showcase the music of Missy Mazzoli, Darius Milhaud, Claude Debussy, and J. S. Bach, among others. 

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For more details about becoming a sponsor to support Art of Élan at The San Diego Museum of Art, please contact: Jae Yang (Associate Director of Development) 619.696.1940 or


Individual and series tickets are now on sale.

Individual Series Tickets
One ticket to each of the three in-gallery concerts in the Museum
Add all three concerts to your cart.
$108 members | $135 nonmembers

Individual Tickets
$40 member | $45 student, senior, military | $50 general admission

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.