Art of Elan: The Ecology of Sound

Art of Élan presents
The Ecology of Sound at the San Diego Art Institute
January 30, 7 pm, $10
Pre-Concert Panel Discussion: 6:15 pm

Art of Elan to perform at San Diego Art Institute, Roberto Romero-Molina 
This January, Art of Élan will partner with the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) to present
The Ecology of Sound: a Collective Exploration of ‘The Language of Things,‘ an evening of music, art and creative experimentation that showcases the wide variety of artistic talent in Southern California and Baja. The concert is inspired by The Language of Things, an interactive sound and video installation by U.S./Mexico – based multimedia artist Roberto Romero-Molina. The evening explores the idea of communal art and creativity as a dynamic cycle of cultural exchange, not only connecting performers with composers, listeners with viewers, teachers with students, but also fostering conversation between citizens on both sides of the border.

“The Language of Things”- Roberto Romero-Molina

For this special collaborative event, original compositions by students and alumni of Art of Élan’s Young Artists in Harmony apprenticeship program will be featured alongside the world-premiere of Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf, a new work by UCSD faculty member and internationally-acclaimed composer Lei Liang. All are invited to attend a pre-concert panel with the artist, performers, and composers, moderated by musicologist Charissa Noble. Following the concert, guests are encouraged to experience the rich sensory world of video and sound of Romero-Molina’s installation, The Language of Things, as well as the other exhibitions on display in the gallery space.
Learn more about the exhibition HERE.
Art of Élan’s 11th season Musical Pathways is focused on the transformative ability of music and the arts to bring people together to release the imagination and offer renewed vision and hope. Beginning with a focus on youth empowerment with concerts and workshops in partnership with A Reason To Survive (ARTS) and Bravo International Music Academy, Art of Élan’s concert season includes programs at the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Art Institute, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) and Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan. Art of Élan’s bi-national initiatives include the commissioning of Tijuana-based composer Andrés Martín to write a work for NOW Ensemble (Art of Élan’s ensemble-in-residence) that will be premiered in both San Diego and Tijuana in May of 2018.
Ecology of Sound Concert Information HERE
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado – Balboa Park – House of Charm
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel (619) 236 0011


Art of Élan Concert Series at The San Diego Museum of Art

All concerts at 7pm

March 27, 2018
May 15, 2018

Pop-up Performances and Screenings (7pm)
January 12, 2018
February 2, 2018
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Art of Élan by the Numbers – 2006-2017
  • Performed 75 public concerts
  • Showcased 192 Musicians
  • Presented 17 world premieres of commissioned works
  • Participated in 15 unique, cross-disciplinary and collaborative productions
  • Completed 3 residency programs in National City at A Reason to Survive (ARTS) including 21 world premieres by Young Artists in Harmony students.
  • Produced 57 live concert recordings on Instant Encore, which have been streamed over 58,000 times in 27 different countries around the world
  • Established countless new relationships with the adventurous music and art lovers of Southern California


For the past 10 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 is continually expanding the scope of classical music in San Diego through innovative, one-hour programming in unique performance venues. Its partnerships with The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, The Glashaus in Barrio Logan, the Malcolm X Library and A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City have led to multiple commissions, world premieres, exciting cross-disciplinary productions and enthusiastic, sold-out audiences. By drawing inspiration from the word élan, which represents momentum, vigor and spirit, Art of Élan continues to engage and energize audiences in new ways. For more information:

By drawing inspiration from the word élan, which represents momentum, vigor and spirit, and providing an opportunity to connect directly with concertgoers, Art of Élan hopes to engage and energize audiences in new ways.  
To further engage new, young audiences, Art of Élan concerts are available via download at Instant Encore