Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Concert Hall
One Eugene Center Eugene, Oregon 97401
Created from “outstanding imagination and beauty” (The Guardian), Mendelssohn’s final and reverent composition is one of the most successful oratorios of the Victorian age. Music and opera lovers of all kinds will appreciate the dramatic treatment of the life of the prophet—summoning people to righteousness, performing miracles, struggling against idolatry, confronting a wicked queen, and rising to heaven in a fiery chariot. Conducted in English by John Nelson, one of America’s most heralded conductors and recipient of the Juilliard Irving Berlin conducting prize.
Nicole Cabell, soprano; William Brock, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Kenneth Overton, bass-baritone; OBF Orchestra; OBF Chorus; UO Chamber Choir; John Nelson, conductor