“When reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is invited to speak at a seemingly innocuous symposium on Baroque music at a prestigious music conservatory, he has no idea he is about to become enmeshed in an entrenched culture of sexual harassment and its cover-up at the highest levels.
And when a renowned faculty member dies of apparent natural causes, only the curious behaviour of a violin student at Jacobus’s master class is an indication to him that something may be terribly amiss.”
AUTHOR’S NIGHT returns on Wednesday August 30 at 6:30 with one of our most popular writers. Violinist, conductor, composer and author GERALD ELIAS joins us for a third time with his newest DANIEL JACOBUS MYSTERY: SPRING BREAK.
This Author’s Night is unique for a variety of reasons. First, it offers a chance to hear passages from SPRING BREAK, the sixth entry into the Daniel Jacobus series, which is hitting the bookstores on August 1st.
It’s also a chance to sample one of Elias’ earlier works, THE DEVIL’S TRILL, which is being released on audiobook. Appearing with Gerald will be two of the people involved in the audio project, actress ALISON LARKIN and actor JIM FRANGIONE. They will act out portions of the mystery “live” for the Author’s Night audience.
Finally, GERALD ELIAS will offer MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS of his novels, stepping into the part of his leading character, the violinist DANIEL JACOBUS. If you enjoy fine classical music, in particular the classical violin, you won’t want to miss this event!
AUTHOR’S NIGHT IS A FREE EVENT, OFFERING AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY READINGS AND DISCUSSION FROM LEADING WRITERS IN ALL GENRES. A CASH BAR IS AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS. COPIES OF MR. ELIAS’ BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, COURTESY OF DICK HALEY OF HALEY BOOKSELLERS.
DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR:
The evening continues after the reading is over with DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR. Continue the conversation over cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert. All food and beverage is a la carte, and there are no additional charges. We do, however suggest making reservations in advance to insure prompt seating.
ABOUT GERALD ELIAS:
Gerald Elias is an acclaimed author and musician.
An award-winning author, his Daniel Jacobus mystery series takes place in the dark corners of the classical music world and has won extensive critical praise. His essays and short stories have been published in a growing number of diverse and distinguished anthologies and online journals, including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Magazine, Level Best anthologies, Reichel arts blog, Berkshire Magazine and Opera magazine.
A former violinist with the Boston Symphony and associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Elias has performed on five continents as violinist, conductor, composer and teacher. Since 2004 he has been music director of the Vivaldi by Candlelight concerts in Salt Lake City, and continues to perform with the Boston Symphony at their Tanglewood summer festival.
A native New Yorker, Elias resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he continues to expand his musical and literary horizons.