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News from the Members

News from New South Wales
Colleen Chesterman, Chair of the Wagner Society of New South Wales, Australia has sent us her news from 2017
Photo : Members of Wagner Society of NSW at You Will Not Play Wagner:

In May 2017 a play You Will Not Play Wagner by South African  writer Victor Gordon had its world premiere in Sydney. It shows the conflict between a wealthy patron of a conducting competition, a Holocaust survivor, and a young Israeli conductor who wants to conduct Wagner. The Wagner Society in NSW publicised the production and a number of members attended the production. 

In September 2017, conductor Asher Fisch celebrated the 90th anniversary of the West Australian  Symphony Orchestra with 2 concerts of music by Richard Wagner which he believes is the greatest challenge for orchestras. In August 2018, he will conduct Tristan and Isolde with Stuart Skelton and Eva-Marie Westbroek in Perth.