Elijah Conversations

Please join us for a series of conversations around the great Mendelssohn oratorio of Elijah!

Presidents’ College Series: University of Hartford.
Two seminars will be held in Wilde Auditorium in the University of Hartford’s Mortensen Library, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford.

Seminar I: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2-3:30pm. Hartford Chorale Music Director Richard Coffey will discuss “Mendelssohn, the Composer”, the historical context of his oratorio, with an exploration of the musical content of this epic work.

Seminar II: Friday, April 8, 2016, 2-3:30 pm. Hartford area scholars will discuss “Meeting Elijah in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,” a consideration of the role of the prophet Elijah in the three Abrahamic Faiths. This discussion will be moderated by Mark Silk. Panelists include Ronald C. Keiner, Mareike Koertner, and Andre Walsh. This seminar will examine the history and unifying themes of the Prophet Elijah’s life and legacy.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://library.hartford.edu/presidentscollege

The fee to attend both seminars (April 7-8) will be $65 general admission, $50 for Fellows.
Attendees present at both classes will receive one complimentary ticket (value $45) to the April 14th performance at The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall.

These seminars are funded in part by Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supporting cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community, and enrich lives.

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