Address: Vancouver, BC Canada

Conference Programme

Parzival's Grail Quest: Healing for Our Time
Rudolf Steiner House London
35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT

Friday 14 March 2014 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 15 March 2014 9:30am to 9:30pm

CONFERENCE OUTLINE

FRIDAY 14 MARCH 2014 

5:00pm
Tickets and Registration
Coffee and Dinner Available 

6:15pm Introduction
Elizabeth Carmack 

6:25pm Opening Music
Rapprochement (oboe d'amore) by Howard Skempton [World Premiere] 
Jinny Shaw (oboe d'amore)

6:30pm Opening Lecture
Philip Thatcher
Into the Stillness: Grail and Interval

7:30pm BREAK 

8:00pm Evening Performance 
The Path of the Soul
Kairos Eurythmy: Ursula Zimmermann & Klaus Suppan
Musicians: Jinny Shaw (oboe) & Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello) & Alan Stott (piano) 
Poetry: Geoffrey Norris

Works commissioned by the Cambridge Music Conference:

  • Fons Vitae Caritas (oboe & piano) by Janet Danielson [World Premiere]
  • Transformations (oboe d'amore) by Nigel Osborne
  • Fictional Epiphanies (cello) by Kate Waring

Other works to be performed developing the theme:

  • The Path of the Soul 

Composers Nigel Osborne, Howard Skempton and Kate Waring in attendance. 

9:15pm Closing Music
Untitled (piano) by Nigel Osborne [World Premiere]

SATURDAY 15 MARCH 2014

9:30am Lecture 
Andrew Wolpert
The Manichean Principle of Transformation and Redemption in Wolfram's Parzival 

10:15am Lecture
William Forward
The Path of the Healing Question 

11:00am BREAK 

11:30am Lecture
Joan Sleigh
Conflict as Doorway to Social Awakening 

12:15pm Lecture
Nigel Osborne
The Creative Arts – A Space for Change 

1:00pm LUNCH BREAK 

2:30pm WORKSHOPS I

Exploring Social Skills Coping with Conflict: 
Workshop with Joan Sleigh 

Into the Stillness: Beholding the Interval: 
Workshop with Philip Thatcher & Howard Skempton & Jinny Shaw (oboe d'amore)

The Path of the Healing Question: 
Painting Workshop with David Newbatt & William Forward  

A Reflection of the Intervals in Body, Soul and Spirit: 
Eurythmy Workshop with Klaus Suppan & Alan Stott (piano)

4:30pm WORKSHOPS II

The Creative Arts – A Space for Change: 
Workshop with Nigel Osborne 

What is the Grail for us today? 
Workshop with Andrew Wolpert & Joan Sleigh 

The Path of the Healing Question: 
Painting Workshop with David Newbatt & William Forward (repeat) 

A Reflection of the Intervals in Body, Soul and Spirit: 
Eurythmy Workshop with Klaus Suppan & Alan Stott (piano) (repeat)

6:00pm DINNER BREAK

7:30pm Opening Music
Reconciliation, then Peace (violin & cello) by Kate Waring [World Premier] 
Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello) and Eric Klein (violin)

7:40pm Evening Performance 
“... the wind that blows through me...”
Eurythmy West Midlands: Maren Stott
Musicians: Jinny Shaw (oboe) & Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello) & Alan Stott (piano)
Poetry: Geoffrey Norris

Works commissioned by the Cambridge Music Conference:

  • I-Parzival: Gramsci, the Grail and Medical Anthropology (cello) by Nigel Osborne
  • Unfinished Memoirs (piano) by Nigel Osborne [UK Premiere]
  • ecological studies (piano) by Nigel Osborne [UK Premiere]
  • There: the Eucharist, a gold sun... (oboe d'amore) by Jinny Shaw
  • A Healing Question (oboe d'amore) by Howard Skempton
  • Gralsstimmung (piano) by Howard Skempton [UK Premiere]

Other works will be performed developing the theme:

“... the wind that blows through me...”

Composers Nigel Osborne, Howard Skempton and Kate Waring in attendance.

9:15pm Closing Music
Untitled (cello & oboe) by Jinny Shaw [World Premiere]

Photo: Parzival meets the Fisher King 
(Parzival: The Quest for the Holy Grail Illustrated by David Newbatt, Wynstones Press 2004)