Posted April 01, 2015

Posted April 1, 2015

The WSNC presents:  D. Kern Holoman, “‘Like Stalactites in Humid Caves’:  the genesis of ‘Les Troyens'”

Location: Kanbar Hall, JCCSF
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

 June 13, 1pm

In the 1850’s the term Zukunftsmusiker could be applied to both Wagner and Berlioz – musicians of the future. During his Weimar years, Franz Liszt produced huge music festivals devoted to the works both musicians.

The Society is honored to welcome Professor D. Kern Holoman, U. C. Davis Distinguished Professor of Music emeritus, U.C. Davis Symphony Conductor emeritus. Professor Holoman received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and he is author of the first Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz (Bärenreiter, 1987), the style guide Writing About Music (University of California Press, 1988; 2nd ed., 2008), Berlioz, A Life and Works (Harvard University Press, 1989), Masterworks, a multi-media textbook package (Prentice Hall, 1998, and subsequent eds.), The Société des Concerts du Conservatoire,1828–1967 (University of California Press, 2004), Charles Munch (Oxford University Press, 2012), and The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press,2012).