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Saturday March 21, 2015


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Wagner and Bernstein: Parallels and Contrasts

Once asked how he could love Wagner, Leonard Bernstein replied, “I hate Wagner. On my knees!” Wagner and Bernstein shared extraordinary numbers of common characteristics. Both were flamboyant, controversial, and changed the face of...



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Saturday April 25, 2015


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Seminar: The Music of Wagner's Ring and the Life Cycle of an Audience

The Wagner Society is pleased to welcome Professor Heath Lees.  University professor, broadcaster, writer, and musicologist, Heath Lees is much sought-after for his lecturing skills, especially on anything to do with Wagner....



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Saturday May 23, 2015


Firehouse Adeline Studios and Art Hangar
3192 Adeline Street @ Martin Luther King Blvd - across from Ashby BART
Berkeley, California 94703
United States


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Art Exhibition & Concert Celebration of Richard Wagner

HAPPY 202ND BIRTHDAY RICHARD WAGNER!

The Society will be exhibiting 47 painting of the late WSNC member and artist Cal Pedranti. The Firehouse/Adeline is a huge space which in which we will be able to exhibit the works....



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Saturday June 13, 2015


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Berlioz and Wagner

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.

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Sunday July 12, 2015


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A Story Map of the Land of the Ring

The originally scheduled program "Genius in Exile" with Antoine Pasquier Wagner is postponed. We are in the process of rescheduling this program.

The Society is delighted that Marty Kirschen has agreed to move...



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Saturday September 12, 2015


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Wagner Genius in Exile

In this biographical and musical road movie by Andy Sommer, Antoine Wagner Pasquier heads to Switzerland on the trail of his great-great-grandfather, renowned composer Richard Wagner. In order to comprehend the composer's complex personality...



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