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

Art of Élan

For the past ten 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 musical programming. This year’s concert series will focus on the transformative ability of music and the arts to bring people together to release the imagination and offer renewed vision and hope.

Tuesday, May 15 | Art of Élan Concert: Dreaming Without Walls


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.

December Nights Concerts

Each year, the Museum features free performances in the Fitch Gallery (Gallery 16) in connection with the annual Balboa Park December Nights celebration. Stay tuned for more details on 2017 programming.

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