Join the Museum for a variety of musical performances, from classical music in the galleries to weekly jazz performances at Panama 66.

Art of Elan

The Art of Elan 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 16, titled Landscapes, reflects on the ever-shifting nature of the earth and the world around us, while also exploring the cultural landscapes that shape our lives. With a renewed commitment to thoughtful, relevant programming and intentional community relationships, this 16th season reminds us of the power of creative expression to be an agent of change. Art of Elan has been pioneering unique events and bringing exciting classical music to diverse audiences for 15 years through innovative partnerships and bi-national initiatives that have cultivated curious audiences on both sides of the border.

The 2022-2023 season boasts a full season of concert offerings, beginning with a live, in-person, in-gallery performance in November 2022. In 2023, two additional live, full-length concerts will also be presented inside the Museum.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Art of Elan: Broken Windows

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Art of Elan: Portraits and Pictures

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Art of Elan: Divided Landscapes

Learn more about Art of Elan.


Every Wednesday, Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series and Jazz Jam series in the James S. Copley Auditorium or at Panama 66 in the Museum’s May S. Marcy Sculpture Court.

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.

Exhibition Concerts

Throughout the year the Museum presents musical performances inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view. These programs take place in galleries and throughout the Museum.

Join the Museum’s e-newsletter to receive timely updates on upcoming musical programming.