The Raven Bookstore presents an evening of mystery and music with acclaimed violinist and author Gerald Elias. This promises to be an exciting evening, with an innovative combination of violin performance and reading. A portion of proceeds from books sold will be donated to the KU School of Music.
Gerald Elias is an acclaimed author and musician. 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.