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Hear the Music, Read the Book with Gerald Elias
January 7, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 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
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 Executive Director and theorbo player, Gus Denhard. Don’t miss Elias’s second Seattle public performance since relocating here in 2021.
About Gerald Elias
Centaur Records recently 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, Cloudy with a Chance of Murder, was hailed by Publishers Weekly for “the vibrant cast of characters and [protagonist] Jacobus’s indomitable personality and wry wit. Not just music lovers will enjoy spending time in his erudite company.” Elias’s books and CD will be available for purchase after the concert.