Lecture by Joseph Horowitz: Anton Seidl, "Good Night," and Wagner at Coney Island
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 5:00-6:15 pm
Note venue change: McNeir Auditorium, New North (Performing Arts) Bldg
Georgetown University, 3700 O St., NW, Washington DC
(Free parking on university grounds on weekends)
Joseph Horowitz is the author of Wagner Nights: An American History (1994 -- named best book of the year by the Society of American Music) as well as numerous chapters and articles on Wagner in noted reference works. He has lectured on Wagner throughout the United States and at Wagner conferences in Bayreuth and Heidelberg. He is widely regarded as the central authority on the American Wagner movement of the late nineteenth century. The subject of this lecture, conductor Anton Seidl, was instrumental (pun intended!) in bringing Wagner to American audiences. Mr. Horowitz re-discovered the music for Seidl's children's chorus, "Good Night," in the rare books library of Columbia University. This chorus will be performed as part of the concert.
Lecture is FREE with a ticket to the concert!
Concert and Pre-Concert Performance by PostClassical Ensemble
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton St, NW, Washington, DC
(You can park at Georgetown U for the lecture and walk to the church for the concert.)
7:00 pm: Pre-Concert Performance of Britten's Solo Cello Suite No. 1
8:00 pm: Scenes from Childhood -- From the sublime Siegfried Idyll and a little-known nursery song, both composed by Wagner for his infant son to childrens’ voices in Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and "In Paradisum" from Faure's Requiem, this concert is an intimate seraphic evening radiant with childhood innocence. The concert includes the first performance since 1898 of Seidl's childrens chorus "Good Night."
For additional information about the lecture and concert, click here. For additional information about Dumbarton concerts, click here. And for additional information about the PostClassical Ensemble, click here!
Call 202-965-2000 to purchase tickets. Mention promotion code "Wagner" for a 20% discount!