Wahnfried - March Programme
Friday, 31 March 2017The theme for our FILMS will be Classic Courtroom Dramas.
Hitchcock’s THE PARADINE CASE (1947) starring Gregory Peck and Ann Todd; Sidney Lumet’s 12 ANGRY MEN (1957) with Henry Fonda; INHERIT THE WIND (1960) with Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly; Sidney Lumet’s THE VERDICT (1983) with Paul Newman; A FEW GOOD MEN (1992) starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicolson and Demi Moore and the very recent SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS (2016) a compelling court room drama set in apartheid South Africa.
Our filmed MUSICAL EVENTS all celebrate anniversaries: Boito’s MEPHISTOPHELES was first performed on the 5th March 1868; Gounod’s FAUST premiered on 19th March 1859 and we celebrate Beethoven’s death on the 26th of March with a wonderful performance of his MISSA SOLEMNIS conducted by the 84 year old Nikolaus Haroncourt who died in March 2016.
Our live event this month also features Beethoven. On Sunday 12 March at 4pm BRAD LIEBL (baritone) will sing Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne Geliebte plus other songs based on the Don Quixote story and more! He will be accompanied on the piano by nonagenarian, SYLVIA SCHULMAN. R120 including wine. To reserve a place please reply to this e mail.
Due to many requests Briar and Michael Grimley will be repeating their slide presentation and stories of their recent travels in Ethiopia on THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017 at 5pm.
ADVANCE NOTIFICATION: This year’s RING CYCLE will feature Kasper Bech Holten’s spectacular THE COPENHAGEN RING which was labelled The Feminine Ring, the main concept being to tell the story of a dysfunctional family from Brünnhilde´s point of view. A family saga played out over the entire 20th century where the timeless myths are replaced by the miniature perspective. The approach is almost film like, it de-mystifies the plot, unusually there is no weak link in any of the singers, glorious orchestral playing, is never boring, and will make a great introduction for those unfamiliar with the work.
16th, 17th 19th and 21st September.
Click here to download the programme for March 2017
Michael and Freddie
A Home for Music in McGregor
27 Bree Street
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