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Aegis Sciences Classical Series
Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'


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Thursday May 9, 2013. 7:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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Friday May 10, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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Saturday May 11, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, guest conductor
Nashville Symphony Chorus
Yulia Van Doren, soprano

Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone

 

Mendelssohn - Elijah
 

Conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to conduct the orchestra and chorus in Mendelssohn’s epic retelling of the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah. Along with Handel’s Messiah, this piece is considered one of the greatest oratorios ever written, with music of sheer power and emotion. Biographer John Erskine put it best: Mendelssohn’s music “is as heroic as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and the conception of the prophet Elijah…might have sprung from Michelangelo’s imagination.”

Choral programs supported in part by the Mary C. Ragland Foundation.


 

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