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Triangle Wagner Society Program
Featuring Victoria Bond
Join the Triangle Wagner Society on Sunday, February 5, 2023, for a lecture by conductor and composer Victoria Bond on “Wagner’s Women.” Program sponsors include: the Boston Wagner Society; Margie Satinsky, TWS President; and Steve Prystowsky, MD, TWS Emeritus Board Member.
We’ll offer the best of both worlds, live and remote. The live event will be recorded so that those who do not attend in person can enjoy the program at their convenience.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Wagner’s female characters are a diverse group, including the warlike Valkyries, who wear battle armor and ride flying horses, and the all-knowing earth goddess Erda, who rises out of the ground. As is the case with so many artists, Wagner drew the materials for his creations from his own personal life experiences. During the program, Ms. Bond will illuminate the ways in which Wagner’s real-life female partners and acquaintances shaped those he created in his operas. He built a fantasy world, peopled by ideal women, wicked women, and women who redeemed not only themselves, but also the men that they loved.
ABOUT VICTORIA BOND
A major force in 21st-century music, composer Victoria Bond is known for her melodic gift and dramatic flair. Her works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, and opera have been lauded by The New York Times as “powerful, stylistically varied, and technically demanding.”
Commissions include Opera America; Chamber Opera America; The American Ballet Theater; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; Lake Erie Ballet; Houston, Shanghai, and Stockton Symphony Orchestras; Cleveland and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras; Women’s Philharmonic; American Opera Project; Young People’s Chorus of NYC; Manhattan Choral Ensemble; Choral Society of the Hamptons; Audubon and Cassatt String Quartets; and Pianofest.
Performance highlights include the world premiere of Bond’s opera Clara at the Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival; Mrs. President, performed by the New York City Opera (scenes) and Anchorage Opera (concert premiere); and The Miracle of Light premiere at Chamber Opera Chicago, commissioned by The Young People’s Chorus of NYC. Ms. Bond’s compositions have been performed by the Dallas Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Irish National Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, and members of the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphonies.
Ms. Bond’s recent recordings include Blue and Green Music (Albany 2022), Illuminations (Albany 2021), Instruments of Revelation (Naxos 2019), The Voices of Air (Albany 2020), and Soul of a Nation: Portraits of Presidential Character (Albany, 2018). Her music has also been recorded on the Koch International, GEGA, Protone, and Family Classic labels, and her works are published by G. Schirmer, Theodore Presser, C. F. Peters, Subito Music, and Protone Music.
Ms. Bond was the first woman to receive a doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the Juilliard School. She was appointed Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony and has served as Assistant Conductor of the New York City Opera, Music Director of the Roanoke Symphony, Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke, Artistic Director of the Harrisburg Opera, and Bel Canto Opera and Music Director of the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. She has guest-conducted throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and China, and is currently principal Guest Conductor of Chamber Opera Chicago.
In 1998, Ms. Bond founded the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, of which she is the Artistic Director. She is a frequent lecturer at the Metropolitan Opera and has been honored with the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Walter Hinrichsen Award and the Miriam Gideon Prize. She has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and The New York Times and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show.
The live program will take place at The Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705. In the interest of health and safety, we will abide by the current rules of The Forest. As of today, visitors are required to stop at the entrance kiosk to answer several health-screening questions. Masks are optional. We will serve refreshments and beverages at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The program will begin at 2:00 EDT and conclude no later than 3:45 p.m.
We will record the program and send the link to all Triangle Wagner Society members who have paid 2023 dues, to guests who register and pay in advance, and to residents of The Forest who register.
The Forest has asked for an early head count, so please register as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, let us know if you plan to attend in person or would like a link to the recording by sending an email to Martha Dimes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling (919) 368-0542. When you register, please tell Martha If you are a member of the Boston Wagner Society or a resident of The Forest.
The event is free for TWS members, members of the Boston Wagner Society, and residents of The Forest. The guest fee is $15. There are several options for payment:
- Pay online by using PayPal (credit cards accepted), plus the PayPal fee.
- Mail a check made out to Triangle Wagner Society to our Treasurer, Richard Falvo, at 427 Wild Rose Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
- Pay by check or with cash on the day of the program.
TRIANGLE WAGNER SOCIETY UPCOMING PROGRAMS
- Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Soprano Andrea Edith Moore and Pianist Danny Spiegel. Live recital. “Little Enchantments: Influence of Wagner on French and German Works by Debussy, Wolf, Strauss and more”
- Sunday, April 23, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. James Holman Live lecture on “The Wagner Symphony”
- Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. John Muller Live lecture on “The Growth of Wotan as a Character”
- Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Live conversation with Soprano Jane Eaglen, President, Wagner Society of Boston
The Boston Wagner Society will be presenting an event on
February 1st, 2023 with soprano Amber Wagner.
Please see the flyer below.
For more information about this, please check out the Boston Wagner Society’s website at https://www.bostonwagnersociety.org/