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Friday, January 27, 2012

Noted Author, Composer Gerald Elias to Speak and Perform at The City Library (SLC: Feb 4)


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Julianne Hancock
P: 801.455.3432

Noted Author, Composer Gerald Elias to Speak and Perform at The City Library

January 25, 2012 – Salt Lake City – Celebrated author, conductor and composer Gerald Elias will speak and perform at Salt Lake City Main Library on Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 A.M.

Elias draws upon his intimate knowledge of life on the stage and drama behind the curtains to influence his award-winning books, including the popular Daniel Jacobus mystery series.

His novel Danse Macabre was the recipient of the 2010 Utah Book Award in Fiction and selected as one of the top five mysteries of 2010 by Library Journal. Elias’ debut novel, Devil’s Trill was featured in Barnes and Noble’s “Discover Great New Writers” catalog. Death and the Maiden was released in 2011, and Death and Transfiguration will arrive in the summer of 2012.

Elias will discuss the effect his career in classical music has had on his literary work. Following the discussion, Elias, an accomplished concert violinist, will perform for the audience.

This unique event is provided by the Utah Humanities Council, and is part of the Mainly Reading Book Club, hosted by The City Library. The event is free to the public. More information is available at www.slcpl.org.

About Gerald Elias:

A graduate of Yale, Gerald Elias has been a Boston Symphony violinist, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, adjunct professor of music at the University of Utah, first violinist of the Abramyan String Quartet, and Music Director of the Vivaldi Candlelight concert series.  He is author of Devil’s Trill, selected by Barnes and Noble for their 2009 “Discover Great New Writers” catalog, and Danse Macabre, hailed as one of the top five mysteries in 2010 by Library Journal. More information is available at www.geraldelias.com.


Communications Manager | Salt Lake City Public Library 
p: 801.524.8219 | m: 801.455.3432 | jhancock@slcpl.org 

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