Sunday 2nd October 2016 7.30pm

CELEBRATION! 20 YEARS OF THE WAGNER SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND:
Guest speaker: DEREK WATSON B.Mus. LRAM

Derek Watson will share the great moments over the span of 32 years since he and a group of friends founded the Wagner Society of Scotland  and reminisce about how and why we became an independent Society 20 years ago, joining a family of Wagner Societies world-wide. Highlights of our Society’s history will be recalled on screen in photographs and on film. He will also play rare recordings of some of our distinguished guests, reflect on Richard Wagner’s own knowledge of our country and introduce extracts by Scottish artists who distinguish themselves in Wagner performance

Derek Watson was a founder member and Chair of the Wagner Society in Scotland since its beginning in 1984 and its inauguration as an independent society in 1996, until he retired in 2013. He is well known as a freelance tutor and lecturer on music, the author of The Master Musicians volumes on Bruckner and Liszt, a biographer of Richard Wagner, and has written many articles in scholarly publications relating to 19th century music, contributing recently to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Wagner.

Join us to celebrate and reminisce with cake and bubbly! Free entry for members.

 

Admission: 
Members £7 / Non-Members £15

Chair

Dale Bilsland
22 West Chapelton Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 2DA
Email:  dale.bilsland2012@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0141 942 0935  Mobile:  0776 691 2724

Secretary

John Anderton
2 Glenlockart Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5RG
Email:  john.anderton4@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 447 1645

Treasurer & Membership Secretary

Peter Stuart
1C Pendreich Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4PZ
Telephone:  0178 683 3804                

Newsletter Editor

Maureen McLennan
6 Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4NR
Email:  the.mclennans@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 623 2920  Mobile:  0790 256 3232