Celebrating 40 years as a society!
© 2023 Wagner Society of Southern California

Events

The WSSC plans unique events

throughout the calender year…

Our events occur in several regular places throughout the year and sometimes in special locations which will be noted:

NOTE: ZOOM Events are a members

preferred attendance, then guests

are on a first come first serve basis.

The Colburn School 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions Parking The Chairman’s Home: 1630 South Barranca Ave.. #167 Glendora, CA 91740 Directions Bayreuth Festival Festspielhügel 1-2 85445 Bayreuth
Wagner Society of Southern California

HOW TIME BECOMES SPACE?

with Jasmin Solfaghari

Sunday, Jan. 29th @ 11:00 AM PST

via Zoom

“HOW TIMES BECOMES SPACE? ASPECTS OF A DIRECTOR’S CONCEPTION IN WAGNER’S ‘PARSIFAL’” For the last year Ms. Solfaghari has been working on a unique production of Parsifal on the Goetheanum stage in Switzerland for Easter 2023 as a co-production of Pamy Media Productions and the Goetheanum. It combines a stage language exploring the music and the fluid movement of eurythmy.

PARISFAL: PERFORMANCE INFO &

TICKETS

Jasmin Solfaghari was born in Freiburg/Germany in 1963 as daughter of German-Persian parents. After having spent the first six years of her childhood in Teheran/Iran she got her school and musical education in Freiburg. In 1989 she graduated in stage directing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in the class of Götz Friedrich (diploma). Jasmin Solfaghari collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Augin, Jacques Lacombe, Marc Albrecht, Antonello Allemandi, Donald Runnicles, Markus Stenz, Lothar Zagosek and more. In 2018 she stepped in as director for "The Ring of the Nibelung" for the Odense Symfonieorkester and a cast e.g. Catherine Foster, Torsten Kerl, Lioba Braun, Gerhard Siegel, Jennifer Wilson, James Johnson. This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
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LOHENGRIN: Behind the Scenes

Drama at the MET

with Erica Miner

Sunday, March 29 @ 1:00 PM PST

at the Colburn School

From onstage fainting during Elsa’s Procession to the infamous thousands of nonstop notes that practically make string players’ bow arms fall off, Wagner’s Lohengrin is rife with untold difficulties that only an insider would be privy to. Former Met Opera violinist Erica Miner reveals the behind-the-scenes dramas that made her experiences with this much-loved opera so memorable. Violinist turned author Erica Miner has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, journalize and lecturer. A native of Detroit, she studied music at Boston University with Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein, where she graduated cum laude; the New England Conservatory of Music; and the Tanglewood Music Center, summer home of the Boston Symphony, where she performed with such celebrated conductors as Leonard Bernstein. Erica went on to perform with the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Company for twenty-one years, where she worked closely with renowned maestro James Levine. When injuries from a car accident spelled the end of her musical career, Erica drew upon her lifelong love of writing for inspiration and studied screenwriting in New York and Los Angeles with such script gurus as Linda Seger and Ken Rotcop. Erica’s screenplays have won awards in such recognized competitions as WinFemme, Santa Fe and the Writer’s Digest. This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
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WAGNER’S BIRTHDAY PART

Come celebrate Richard’s 210th

birthday with the WSSC!

Sun., May 21st @ 1:00 PM PST

at the Colburn School

Join us for food, fun, anecdotes, and prizes as we celebrate Richard Wagner’s 210th birthday! Members are encouraged to sign up and bring with them personal stories, poetry, memories, and their favorite excerpts from Wagner’s music. We will be putting together a program, so when you RSVP please include what you will be presenting. The first one to sign-up, will get the first prize offered! This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
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THE DELIGHTS AND DANGERS OF

AMBIGUITY

A special lecture with Leonard

Bernstein…

Sun., June 25th @ 1:00 PM PST

at the Colburn School

This lecture by Leonard Bernstein was originally presented at Harvard University in 1973. It takes the audience on an in-depth exploration of the new tonal fields by composers of the Romantic era, including Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz and Claude Debussy. In addition to the lecture, the maestro will conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra with examples from Romeo and Juliet, Tristan und Isolde, and Prelude a l’apres- midi d’un faune. This informative lecture with its performances is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
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GLOBAL WAGNER

From Bayreuth to the World

“A special film presentation.”

October 2023 @ Date TBA

at the Colburn School

This is not a biography of Richard Wagner, nor is it a musicological analysis of his work. This is a documentary dedicated solely to the world’s fascination with the man, and an exploration of the question as to how such a massive following developed around this highly controversial artist. We will travel the world to meet devoted Wagnerians and those most intimately involved in commenting on and producing his work today, including Katharina Wagner, Christian Thielemann, Alex Ross, and more… This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
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Celebrating 40 years as a society!
© 2023 Wagner Society of Southern California

Events

The WSSC plans unique events

throughout the calender year…

Our events occur in several regular places throughout the year and sometimes in special locations which will be noted:

NOTE: ZOOM Events are a members

preferred attendance, then guests are on a

first come first serve basis.

The Colburn School 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions Parking The Chairman’s Home: 1630 South Barranca Ave.. #167 Glendora, CA 91740 Directions Bayreuth Festival Festspielhügel 1-2 85445 Bayreuth
Wagner Society      of Southern California

HOW TIME BECOMES SPACE?

with Jasmin Solfaghari

Sunday, Jan. 29th @ 11:00 AM PST

via Zoom

“HOW TIMES BECOMES SPACE? ASPECTS OF A DIRECTOR’S CONCEPTION IN WAGNER’S ‘PARSIFAL’” For the last year Ms. Solfaghari has been working on a unique production of Parsifal on the Goetheanum stage in Switzerland for Easter 2023 as a co- production of Pamy Media Productions and the Goetheanum. It combines a stage language exploring the music and the fluid movement of eurythmy.

PARISFAL: PERFORMANCE INFO &

TICKETS

Jasmin Solfaghari was born in Freiburg/Germany in 1963 as daughter of German-Persian parents. After having spent the first six years of her childhood in Teheran/Iran she got her school and musical education in Freiburg. In 1989 she graduated in stage directing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in the class of Götz Friedrich (diploma). Jasmin Solfaghari collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Augin, Jacques Lacombe, Marc Albrecht, Antonello Allemandi, Donald Runnicles, Markus Stenz, Lothar Zagosek and more. In 2018 she stepped in as director for "The Ring of the Nibelung" for the Odense Symfonieorkester and a cast e.g. Catherine Foster, Torsten Kerl, Lioba Braun, Gerhard Siegel, Jennifer Wilson, James Johnson. This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
MEMBER RSVP MEMBER RSVP NON-MEMBER RSVP NON-MEMBER RSVP

LOHENGRIN: Behind the Scenes Drama

at the MET

with Erica Miner

Sunday, March 29 @ 1:00 PM PST

at the Colburn School

From onstage fainting during Elsa’s Procession to the infamous thousands of nonstop notes that practically make string players’ bow arms fall off, Wagner’s Lohengrin is rife with untold difficulties that only an insider would be privy to. Former Met Opera violinist Erica Miner reveals the behind-the-scenes dramas that made her experiences with this much-loved opera so memorable. Violinist turned author Erica Miner has had a multi- faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, journalize and lecturer. A native of Detroit, she studied music at Boston University with Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein, where she graduated cum laude; the New England Conservatory of Music; and the Tanglewood Music Center, summer home of the Boston Symphony, where she performed with such celebrated conductors as Leonard Bernstein. Erica went on to perform with the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Company for twenty-one years, where she worked closely with renowned maestro James Levine. When injuries from a car accident spelled the end of her musical career, Erica drew upon her lifelong love of writing for inspiration and studied screenwriting in New York and Los Angeles with such script gurus as Linda Seger and Ken Rotcop. Erica’s screenplays have won awards in such recognized competitions as WinFemme, Santa Fe and the Writer’s Digest. This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
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Please refer to our full website

for more events throughout

2023.

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WAGNER’S BIRTHDAY PART

Come celebrate Richard’s 210th birthday

with the WSSC!

Sun., May 21st @ 1:00 PM PST

at the Colburn School

Join us for food, fun, anecdotes, and prizes as we celebrate Richard Wagner’s 210th birthday! Members are encouraged to sign up and bring with them personal stories, poetry, memories, and their favorite excerpts from Wagner’s music. We will be putting together a program, so when you RSVP please include what you will be presenting. The first one to sign-up, will get the first prize offered! This event will be recorded for our members who cannot attend the live event and will be available in the WSSC Media Archives.
RSVP for this event is no longer avaiable.