Art of Élan steps out: Innovative one-hour concert format to be presented at Lux Art Institute April 4

Demarre McGill and Kate Hatmaker

This spring, Art of Élan continues to push the boundaries of classical music by bringing its exciting and innovative one-hour concerts to North County audiences, specifically to Lux Art Institute in Encinitas on Thursday, April 4.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and a pre-concert reception will be held at 6 p.m.

This will be the first time the critically-acclaimed organization will present in North County. “We’re thrilled with the opportunity to partner with such an outstanding and creative arts organization as Lux, as well as step out into the community and showcase our music to North County audiences,” said Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker.

Art of Élan’s regular season concerts have been performed at The San Diego Museum of Art for the past five years. This concert at Lux, presented in addition to the regular concert series at the museum, continues a commitment from Art of Élan’s artistic directors Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill to bring classical music directly to new audiences.

Previous concerts have also been held at The Glashaus in Barrio Logan and Luce Loft in East Village, successfully attracting diverse crowds. The musical evening at Lux will follow the same format as Art of Élan’s successful concerts at The San Diego Museum of Art. The one-hour show will include highlights from recent Art of Élan seasons, featuring Demarre McGill on flute, along with works by NYC composer LJOVA and Mexican composer Arturo Marquez.

The concert will also be paired with an opportunity to view the art on display in the Lux studio and allow concertgoers to mingle with the musicians at a special pre-concert reception.

Tickets available by calling 760-436-6611, online at

, or at the door.

The Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024.