Virtual "Sounds and Swells" concert
The virtual concert hall with “Sounds and Swells.” Courtesy Art of Elan

Art of Elan, a San Diego nonprofit that brings classical music to diverse audiences, is presenting a virtual concert at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in honor of both Earth Day and the sport of surfing.

Sounds and Swells” combines classical music by Philip Glass, Lou Harrison, Claude Debussy and other composers with synchronized footage of some of the world’s most magnificent surf breaks, including Nazaré, Teahupo’o and Pipeline.

The concert will feature the Hausmann Quartet in a live performance recorded in April 2019 at Stone Brewing in San Diego.

Concert curator Eric Starr and special guests including professional surfer Leah Dawson will introduce each of the six sets, engaging viewers in an immersive experience.

The concert will be available on Art of Elan’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram channels.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.