Virtual SJCC: In the Shadow of Wagner – Strauss & Debussy
January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wagner loomed large in the musical lives of Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy. Our latest Osher Lifelong Learning Institute virtual lecture series continues as Erica Miner, a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 21 years, leads us in a conversation on the great German master’s influence on these all-important post-Romantic composers.
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Wagner loomed large in the musical lives of Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy. The two composers are forever linked through their connections to the German operatic giant, but they also tried to distance themselves from him. Erica compares and contrasts the great German master’s influence on these all-important post-Romantic composers, with musical excerpts and videos.
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Formerly a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 21 years, Erica Miner is now an award-winning author, screenwriter, arts writer and lecturer. She studied violin with Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein, at Boston University, where she received her Mus. B, cum laude; New England Conservatory of Music; and Tanglewood Music Center, where she performed with such musical luminaries as Leonard Bernstein. Erica is a regular presenter for the Osher Lifelong Living Institute at UC San Diego, CRI at Edmonds College and for Wagner Societies on both coasts. The first novel in her operatic thriller series, Murder in the Pit, chronicles assassination and intrigue at the Metropolitan Opera. Part Two of the series, the recently released Death by Opera, takes place at Santa Fe Opera. The next sequel, which takes place at San Francisco Opera, is due for release in November 2020. Erica is an active contributor to major arts websites and magazines.