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Hear the Music, Read the Book with Gerald Elias
June 11, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented jointly by Early Music Seattle, Trinity Parish Church, and Trinity’s Bookmarks! reading group.
Trinity Parish Church | 609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Free parking at Skyline Retirement Community | 609 8th Ave, Seattle
Tickets at the door, check or cash. Pay as you wish to support EMS programs.
Join acclaimed violinist and author, Gerald Elias, for an afternoon concert of rarely heard masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi and a presentation of his Vivaldi-inspired mystery novels in the acoustically perfect Parish Hall at Trinity Parish Church. For this fundraising concert for Early Music Seattle, Elias will perform on a Baroque violin, accompanied by Early Music Seattle Artistic Director and theorbo player, Gus Denhard. Don’t miss Elias’s second Seattle public performance since relocating here in 2021.
A packed house at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 6, with its three massive hammer blows of Fate. Will the third blow claim another victim?
MURDER AT THE ROYAL ALBERT, Gerald Elias’s riveting 8th installment of the critically acclaimed Daniel Jacobus mystery series, will leave readers on the edge of their seats. The blind, curmudgeonly violinist Jacobus and his devoted cohorts, Yumi Shinagawa and Nathaniel Williams, link up with Englishman Branwell Small––a questionably trustworthy partner in crime solving––and officious DCI Christopher Mattheson, as they follow every baffling twist and turn, taking the “whodunnit” to an entirely new level of suspense.
About Gerald Elias
Centaur Records released the first complete recording ever of all 12 of Castrucci’s Opus 1 Sonatas, recorded by Elias, who is the music director of the popular Vivaldi by Candlelight chamber orchestra series in Salt Lake City and a former Boston Symphony violinist. In its glowing record review, the prestigious international journal, The Strad, takes note of “his accomplished premiere recordings” and “fluency and good taste.” A unique segment of the program will be a musical and descriptive presentation by Elias of Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons as inspiration for four of his critically acclaimed mystery novels, the most recent of which, Murder at the Royal Albert, received a glowing review from Publisher’s Weekly, which wrote, “The plot skates off in surprising directions and, as always, offers readers fascinating glimpses into the working life of a musician. One needn’t be a classical music aficionado to appreciate this clever, pacey entry.” Elias’s books and CD will be available for purchase after the concert.
Watch a sample of a past performance: Music and Mystery, A Unique Concert Experience that was held at Camp Long in West Seattle, October 2022.