The Theatrical Mendelssohn: Elijah
SLO Master Chorale

The Theatrical Mendelssohn: Elijah

Run Time

Act 1: approximately 60 minutes
Act 2: approximately 45 minutes
20 min intermission

“Beyond the Notes” Pre-Show Lectures

Beyond the Notes features leading scholars whose presentations highlight the times and culture surrounding the works performed by the San Luis Obispo Master Chorale. There are two presentations FREE to attend for this event with Dr. Marian Wilson Kimber, Professor of Musicology at the University of Iowa.

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and the Problem of a Woman in Music ​​

Saturday, April 22  |  7:00 pm  |  SLO Museum of Art

Composer Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was restricted from having a professional career due to her gender and upper-class status. In spite of this, she became an important musical figure in the nineteenth century and a symbol of women’s struggle for equality.

Felix Mendelssohn Composes His World

Sunday, April 23  |  1:15 pm  |  Performing Arts Center Pavilion

Felix Mendelssohn’s romantic music drew on his lifelong engagement with his German musical heritage as well as theater, literature, and poetry. An amateur painter, Mendelssohn also composed music that reflected the natural landscape he encountered in his many travels.