Viewing Mendelssohn, Viewing Elijah Events Schedule


Mendelssohn Festival Events

Festival Events Schedule Brochure (PDF)

February 3
Mendelssohn Birthday Concert
Faculty Chamber Music Recital, Katzin, 7:30 p.m. (tickets required)
ASU School of Music faculty members Robert Barefield, Nancy Buck, Andrew Campbell, Carole FitzPatrick, Thomas Landschoot, and Robert Spring join guest pianist Laura Melton for a varied program of songs and instrumental chamber works by Mendelssohn.

February 14
ASU Chamber Singers with pianists Dian Baker and Eckart Sellheim
Katzin Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
A Valentine’s Day concert featuring part-songs by Mendelssohn and the Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer (Lovesong Waltzes)

February 15
Trio Soleil in Recital
Katzin Concert Hall, 2:30 p.m. (tickets required)
Featuring Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, opus 66

March 17
Tuesday Morning Music and Tea
Kerr Cultural Center, 10:30 a.m.
A program of chamber music by Mendelssohn, featuring his masterpiece, the Octet in E-flat Major, opus 20. Performers include Carole FitzPatrick, Russell Ryan, and Robert Spring. R.S.V.P. to (480) 596-2660

March 25
Vocal Master Class with Joel Revzen of Arizona Opera
Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

April 4
Lecture: “Elijah in Sight and Sound”
Phoenix Art Museum, 2 p.m.
Free with museum admission.
David Schildkret and Celina Chiarello speak about the artworks to be shown during the performance of Elijah later this month.
This was incorrectly listed as a Sunday event on some calendars; the event will take place on Saturday, April 4.

April 15
Latin Dance Pachanga, Marimba Maderas de Comitan
School of Music Courtyard, 6 p.m.
Featuring selections from the “Songs Without Words” arranged as boleros and waltzes

April 29-May 1
“Viewing Mendelssohn, Viewing Elijah: Assimilation, Interpretation and Culture” conference
University Club
Conference Web page

April 30
ASU Gammage, 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk by Joel Revzen of AZ Opera at 6:30 p.m.)
ASU Chamber Singers, Symphonic Chorale, Choral Union, and Symphony Orchestra with faculty soloists Carole FitzPatrick, soprano; Judy May, mezzo-soprano; Randall Black, tenor; and Robert Barefield, baritone. David Schildkret, conductor

Mendelssohn's beloved oratorio performed by faculty and students of the ASU School of Music. During the performance, artworks illustrating the story will be projected near the stage in an exhibit curated by the Education Department of the Phoenix Art Museum.