Video of Mendelssohn’s Elijah available
The Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus returned to Boston’s historic Symphony Hall to perform Mendelssohn’s masterpiece Elijah on April 11, 2011. The concert features conductor Ann Howard Jones, soprano Liz Baldwin, mezzo-soprano Penelope Bitzas, tenor Martin Bakari, baritone James Demler, and soprano Kira Winter singing the role of The Youth.
Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, perhaps his most endearing and embracing work, is a vivid depiction of the prophet’s dramatic life, expressed through thrilling musical story telling, brilliant arias, and grand and vibrant choruses. The featured soloists in this epic work include students and faculty from the BU School of Music, where Jones is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities.
Once again aided by Soundmirror, CFA Audio was there to engineer both the recording and the live web stream. Please contact us if you’re interested in ordering a CD copy of this performance, and be sure to check back later for more information on this academic year’s Symphony Hall concerts!