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Meistersinger Symposium

June 13, 2015 - 8:00 am

The Poet’s Task: “It sounded so old, and yet was so new” (Es klang so alt, und war so neu)

It is Wagner Society tradition to conduct a symposium in conjunction with Wagner opera performances in San Francisco. The symposium will discuss Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. Registration begins 9:30 and Symposium convenes at 10:00. We will break at Noon for a catered box lunch (lunch is included in registration fee)

The speakers:

Evan Baker, Ph.D., author,  Opera Historian “Production History of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Scott Foglesong, pianist, Professor: UC Berkeley, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and UCSF Fromm Institute “Wagner’s Word Painting”

Dr. Arthur Colman, M.D. UCSF Clinical Professor of Psychiatry “Wagner’s Master Class: The Psycho-analysis of Walther von Stolzing

Simon Williams, Ph.D. Progessor Department of Theater and Dance UC Santa Barbara “Die Meistersinger: Wagner’s Shakespearean Opera”. 

Registration: $65 for WSNC Members      $75 for Non-Members*

NOTE: Non-Members who register for the Symposium qualify to have a $10 reduction in annual dues for 2016. Consider joining, you most welcome!

LOCATION: JCC-SF 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA (corner of California and Presidio)  Main Floor Fisher Family Hall


June 13, 2015
8:00 am

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