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Cosima Party 2015

Join the Wagner Society as we wrap-up the year with this popular celebratory event.

The event kicks off with a "bubbly" greeting and then our entertainment for the event.

Noted Wagnerian soprano Maire Plette will perform her hilarious rendition of the Anna Russell's famous "The Ring of the Nibelungen". Marie is well-known to local audiences for her performances at the Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Livermore Valley Opera and West Edge Opera. Ms. Plette will be accompanied by Alexander Katsman, Artistic Director and Music Director of the Livermore Valley Opera.

The...

Sunday December 13, 2015

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

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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.

Twenty years ago Professor Lees and his wife founded the Wagner Society of New Zealand and from there, Heath has now built an international reputation as a dynamic communicator on the subject of music in general and Wagner in particular. In the last...

Saturday April 25, 2015

Cosima Birthday Banquet

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

IF YOU FORGOT, PLEASE PHONE UTA WAGNER (650)697-3004 AND SHE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE YOU IN

 

 

Sunday December 14, 2014

*Special Concert*

The Wagner Society welcomes Steinway Artist and piano virtuoso Stephan Möller. Stephan Möller is also professor of piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, President of the Vienna International Piano Institute and also serves on the juries of many piano competitions world-wide which is what brings him to California (see additional information on Stephan Möller below). The program will be devoted to Richard Wagner with several of Wagner's rare piano works as well as piano transcriptions of...
Sunday November 16, 2014

2013 Cosima Wagner Birthday Celebration

THE COSIMA WAGNER BIRTHDAY PARTY CONCLUDES OUR 2013 JUBILEE YEAR

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This year we have a very special program featuring Wagner orchestral excerpts, arranged for piano four-hands. Our special guests are Dr. Alan Rea and WSNC member Sylvia Park O'Neill. Here is the program for the musical portion of the celebration

·         Tannhäuser: Pilgrim-Chor  (Pilgrim's Chorus) - arr. von Bülow

·         Tannhäuser: O du mein holder Abendstern (Song to the Evening...

Sunday December 8, 2013

Cosima Wagner Birthday Celebration

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We are delighted that renown pianist William Wellborn will be our musical guest and he has prepared an exciting mini-concert of piano works. Mr. Wellborn just returned from concerts in France and during this past summer in Weimar, Germany Wellborn played an all Liszt program on Liszt's piano.

The concert includes works by Scarlatti, Wagner-Liszt, Debussy and Verdi-Liszt.

This is a great opportunity to have an enjoyable afternoon socializing with your fellow Wagnerians who gather together to share stories...

Monday December 10, 2012

Richard Wagner 199th Birthday Celebration

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Program for our event:

Part I

Die Walküre: "Ein Schwert verheiß mir der Vater"

Die Walküre: "Winterstürme"

Die Walküre: "Siegmund heiss'ich"

Part II

Parsifal: "Amfortas! Die Wunde"

Parsifal: "Nur eine Waffe taugt"

Simon O'Neill will be accompanied by Jonathan Khuner

Sunday June 10, 2012

2011 Cosima Party

The Wagner Society of Northern California has formally closed registration for the 2011 Cosima Wagner Birthday

Thank you for your interest in our event.

Sincerely, The 2011 Cosima Party Social Committee

Sunday December 4, 2011

Ring Symposium #3 - The Love of Power - The Power of Love

Enhance your Ring experience and learn more about Wagner’s masterpiece. Each symposium will explore different facets of Wagner’s Ring with unique talks given by noted scholars, many of whom have lectured at the Bayreuth Festspiele. Among the topics will be the myths, legends, music, drama and literary aspects of this extraordinary work.

Check-in begins at 9:30am.
Gourmet Box Lunch is included, pre-registration is required.
Admission is $65 per person, Wagner Society of Northern California Members $55.

On-line registration available December...

Saturday July 2, 2011

Das Ende - Reservations are now closed

Das Ende Banquet - Reservations are now closed

Join the WSNC for a fantastic banquet immediately following the Cycle 2 performance of Götterdämmerung.  This is a festive way to end this spectacular week of Wagner and share the camaraderie of like-minded Wagnerians at this grand finale to the Ring.  This event is open to anyone, even if you did not go to the Ring.  And we welcome Wagner Society of Northern California Members and non-members.

Among the Special Guests in attendance:

Mark Delavan, Wotan and Wanderer

Daveda Karanas, Waltraute and Second Norn

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Sunday June 26, 2011

Ring Symposium #2 - The Love of Power - The Power of Love

Enhance your Ring experience and learn more about Wagner’s masterpiece. Each symposium will explore different facets of Wagner’s Ring with unique talks given by noted scholars, many of whom have lectured at the Bayreuth Festspiele. Among the topics will be the myths, legends, music, drama and literary aspects of this extraordinary work.

Check-in begins at 9:30am.
Gourmet Box Lunch is included, pre-registration is required.
Admission is $65 per person, Wagner Society of Northern California Members' Admission is $55.

On-line registration...

Saturday June 25, 2011

2010 Cosima Liszt von Bülow Wagner – Birthday Celebration

Musical guest soprano, Megan Cullen.  Ms. Cullen will perfom a dazzling program of arias and lieder of Richard Strauss, Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner.

 

MEGAN CULLEN, soprano, holds degrees from Boston University and The Juilliard School and is currently studying for her Master’s at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Cesar Ulloa.  Megan sang the roles of Liù (Giocomo Puccini’s Turandot) and La Chauve-Souris (Maurice Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges), and was a National Semi-Finalist in the Orpheus Competition. She won an...

Sunday December 5, 2010