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.
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