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News from the Members

WS Washington DC presents the second of its webinars
Following the great success of the webinar on Lohengrin presented by WS Washington DC's President, Jim Holman, the second recital will feature a recital and lecture
Note from Jim Holman, President, WS Washington DC:

Last week we presented our first webinar, my own talk about Lohengrin. The reception was very positive, so WSWDC will be presenting a number of additional broadcasts in the weeks ahead.

On May 7, at 7:30 pm Eastern Time, the concert pianist and eminent Wagner analyst, Maestro Jeffrey Swann, will be present a talk on the "Immolation Scene" from The Ring. This long scene, which brings The Ring to a close, is one of Wagner's immortal, and most complex, creations. As Brünnhilde takes center stage, she provides a kind of resolution to the events that have stricken the Gibichungs, the Rhine Daughters, her father, the great god Wotan, and her husband, the hero Siegfried. Her final act of self-sacrifice returns the Ring to the Rhine, clears away Valhalla, and redeems a future for a new world. The music rises monumentally to the occasion as never before.

Maestro Swann will illuminate his remarks with selections from the piano.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required.
Click here to sign up: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Afpc17DdRnyuCnDHT0XBJQ 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We look forward to your participation!

Jim Holman, Chairman
Wagner Society of Washington DC

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We advise you to read it now, then on the night of start 20 or so minutes in advance and sign on with the first option in the linked video.