Daniel Orsen and Pierre-Nicolas Colombat
Daniel Orsen and Pierre-Nicolas Colombat


Join us on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 pm to hear violist Daniel Orsen and pianist Pierre-Nicolas Colombat in a performance of “Wagner’s Nightmare”, a tongue-in-cheek send up consisting of music Richard Wagner wouldn’t like.

The premise is that in fact Wagner did not like the viola, so much so that he had a special kind of viola built for Bayreuth. A small body of work was written for the Ritter viola (Ritter was a luthier) and we’ll be reviving some of that, as well music by Mendelssohn (Jewish), Nietzsche (had a famous falling out with Wagner), and Wagner’s own music played on the viola.