While Zion’s winter months offer plenty of splendid outdoor opportunities, the longer, colder nights encourage us to find warm and exciting indoor engagements at day’s end. If you are in Springdale this week, consider attending this event at the Canyon Community Center… it promises to be a good one.
November 10, 2011, Thursday
Z-Arts! Literary Event
7:00pm – Canyon Community Center
“Death and the Maiden”
by Musician and Author Gerald Elias
Violinist, Conductor, Composer
Z-Arts! is excited to present musician, and author, Gerald Elias, for a special evening of mystery and music. Mr. Elias will share excerpts from his latest book, Death and the Maiden and will serenade us with his music. Death and the Maiden is the third title in his mystery series set in the classical music world.
Mr. Elias’ first novel, Devil’s Trill was selected for the Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” 2009 catalog and Danse Macabre was named one of the top five mysteries of 2010 in the Library Journal.
A book signing will follow the presentation and 20% of the proceeds from the book sales will be donated to Z-Arts!
Gerald Elias has been Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony since 1988, after thirteen years in the Boston Symphony. He has been Music Director and Conductor of the Vivaldi By Candlelight chamber music series since 2004, and in recent years has concertized in South America as a violinist, conductor and Fulbright Senior Scholar. In 1989 he joined the faculty of the University of Utah, and in 1993 helped found the Abramyan String Quartet as its first violinist.
As soloist and chamber musician, Elias has performed on five continents. His own compositions, including his Concerto Grosso in B-flat, The Raven, and Conversations With Essie, have been played by symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. His orchestration of the Copland Violin Sonata was recently released on Albany Records with Andres Cardenas as soloist.
You can learn more about Gerald Elias and his work on the his website.