September 29, 2017

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, watercolor by James Warren Childe

"Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Aquarell von James Warren Childe 1830" by Eckart Kleßmann. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: The apotheosis of a tragically short career, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah is an epic oratorio based on one of the most influential prophets of the Old Testament. Faith, curses, confrontation, exile, resurrection, and Elijah’s own personal struggle form the dramatic basis for one of the true masterworks of Western music.

Elijah (3/11/17)

Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, music director and conductor

University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Andrew Megill, conductor

Felix Mendelssohn  "Elijah"

Elijah …….Ricardo Herrera , bs-bar.
Widow ….. Yvonne Redman, sop.
Boy ….. Lukas Grosse Perdekamp. treb.
Obadiah. King Ahab ….. Thom Baker, ten

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