“Open Air” Concert in Sculpture Garden Celebrates the Transformational Power of Nature

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

When planning Art of Elan’s 20/21 Transformations season, Executive/Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker was so inspired by The San Diego Museum of Art’s May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden that she programmed their March concert “Open Air” to be performed outdoors among the art. No one could have predicted this last year’s turn of events and while this concert will still be performed outdoors as planned, audiences will be required to livestream from the comfort of their homes on Tuesday, March 16 at 7pm. The video recording of the performance will be available for viewing indefinitely after the premiere. As all the performers will be outside in the garden, a potential rain delay date is set for March 22, 7 pm.

The San Diego Museum of Art – May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden provides an ideal setting for music appreciation.

“We had hoped to present this program with a live audience, but as the pandemic continues, we realized it’s not yet the right time to be bringing together a large group of people” explained Hatmaker.

Viewers will still be able to experience the beauty of the sculpture garden, featuring lush landscaping and picturesque views of the California Tower, as well as an abundance of great twentieth-century sculptural works including those of Rodin, Miro, Calder, Noguchi and more. This one-hour concert program encourages listeners to both preserve and embrace the open air as a transformational way of living. The special livestreamed performance will feature musicians from the Hausmann Quartet and San Diego Symphony and explores the lush sound worlds of John Luther Adams, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Terry Riley and Hannah Lash.

Cost is free for members; $5 for students; and $10 for general admission. Visit artofelan.org for tickets and more information.

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