Elijah and Mendelssohn's 'Jewishness


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Please join us for a Lecture and Panel Discussion with Notre Dame Artist in Residence Nathan Gunn

. This exciting event on February 26 serves as pre-concert preparation for the performance of Mendelssohn's great oratorio Elijah at the Center on Sunday, March 1, with Notre Dame Artist in Residence baritone Nathan Gunn. It begins with a lecture by noted Mendelssohn scholar, Professor Jeffrey Sposato of the University of Houston, titled "Elijah and Mendelssohn's 'Jewishness.'" Professor Sposato will examine Elijah in relation to both Mendelssohn's Jewish heritage and his deeply held Lutheran beliefs. Then he will be joined by Gunn and Carmen-Hellena Tellez, Professor of Conducting at Notre Dame, in a panel discussion in which they together reflect on their interpretation of Elijah based on their years of experience performing this landmark of nineteenth-century choral music.


Tickets are free but space is limited.  Please call 631-2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu