18. Feb 2018
18. Feb 2018
St. Joseph’s School, 420 East 87th Street, New York (east of 1st Ave.)
The annual Wagner Society of New York seminar - Parsifal
38th Annual Seminar: Parsifal

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s School, 420 East 87th Street, New York (east of 1st Ave.)

“One of the finest monuments in sound ever to have been raised to the everlasting glory of music.”—Claude Debussy on Parsifal.

Featuring Distinguished Scholars and Met Cast Roundtable

12:00–12:05    Introduction: F. Peter Phillips, Moderator

                          Manager, “The Wagner Blog”    

12:05–12:50    “Grail vs. Anti-Grail: Drama and Music in Parsifal”

                           William Kinderman, Ph.D., Professor of Musicology, University of Illinois atn Urbana-Champaign

1:05–1:55        Roundtable Discussion with Parsifal Met cast members, hosted by Moderator

2:15–3:00        “Carving Out Space in Parsifal: Creative Staging and Design Solutions”

                           Katherine Syer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

3:15–4:00        “Uncomprehending the Comprehensible, or How a Serving Dish Became the Grail”

                            Sarah Kay, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of French Literature, Thought and Culture, New York University

4:15–5:00        “The Music of Parsifal: a Mixture, a Summation, or a Culmination?”

                           Jeffrey Swann, Ph.D., Concert Pianist and Professor, New York University

(Schedule subject to change)

Books/Videos Prof. Kinderman’s acclaimed book Wagner’s Parsifal, now in paperback, will be available at a special seminar price of $20.00  (“An enormously enlightening book…” Wagner Notes). Other Wagner titles and Parsifal videos will also be available, before the Seminar and during the breaks. Attendees receive discounts on all items.

Reservations  Advance paid reservations are advisable. Pick up tickets at the door. Check in: from 11:30.
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