WSNSW e-news 15

WSNSW e-news 15, 6/5/21 – a very special event on 23 May (in-person)

WSNSW — A VERY SPECIAL EVENT CELEBRATING THE WSNSW’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Sunday 23 May 2021 at St Columba Community Centre (uniting church)

A piano recital by Tamara-Anna Cislowska at 2.00pm, then champagne birthday celebrations for Richard Wagner and the Wagner Society


2.00pm: Wagner-Liszt piano recital by Tamara-Anna Cislowska

to celebrate 40 years since Wagner lovers met in Bayreuth and 

agreed to start a Wagner Society in Australia:


STRAUSS (arr. Grainger):  Ramble on The Rose-Bearer (Der Rosenkavalier)
WAGNER (arr. Liszt):  Recitative and Romance from Tannhäuser ‘Evening Star’
LISZT:  R.W. – Venezia
WAGNER (arr. Liszt):  Elsa’s Dream
WAGNER (arr. Liszt): Isolde’s Liebestod 

3.00pm: Celebrations for Richard Wagner’s birthday and for the WSNSW’s 40th birthday

All the Honorary Life Members are coming, 

including Richard King from Tasmania and Roger Cruickshank from New Zealand.

St Columba Community Centre (uniting church)

53A Ocean Street (cnr Forth Street)


Members of the public are most welcome!

WSNSW members $40 / non-members $45 / full-time students $20


Registration: Please register by replying to this email if you will be attending. This is important – we need to know how many will be attending for the purposes of Covid-19 regulations and catering.

Pre-pay (optional): by using your bank’s internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically – listing your name – to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch. 
Account Name: The Wagner Society / BSB: 032040 / Account Number: 911323

Pay at the door: preferably by card by those who have not pre-paid (as encouraged by Covid-19 safety measures)

On arrival: COVID Safe check-in using a QR code by those attending.

Catering: There will be catering served to members of the audience in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.



About Tamara-Anna Cislowska ​​​​​

Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed, ARIA award-winning pianists, performing and recording in Australia and internationally to critical and public acclaim. Earning international prizes in London, Italy and Greece such as the Rovere d’Oro, and touring Japan and the USA as cultural ambassador for Australia, Tamara’s accolades include ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship, an Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT) and the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’. Performing as soloist with leading orchestras around Australian and overseas, as Music Director for special projects and radio presenter on ABC Classic, Cislowska collaborates with leading arts companies such as the ACO and CIRCA, and artists as varied as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lang Lang, Robert Murray and Dawn Upshaw.


WSNSW — AGM at 1.00pm on Sunday 11 July 2021 at the Goethe Institut, preceding Peter Bassett’s talk – Hurry away then, towards the East 


In order to focus on the wonderful opportunity to hear one of our best pianists play for Richard Wagner’s birthday as well as allowing time to both reminisce, reflect and mark our own 40th celebration, we have decided to defer the AGM until our next event at the Goethe Institut in July.

With warm regards from the President and Committee of Wagner Society in NSW.