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Theater spaces for the music in 18th century Europe
Queluz National Palace, Portugal
30 June–2 July 2017)
Deadline for sending abstracts: April 1st 2017
E-mail: cemsp@sapo.pt
Website: http://cemsp.blogspot.pt/
Organizer: Divino Sospiro - Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal (DS-CEMSP)
Scientific Board:
Manuel Carlos de Brito, Paologiovanni Maione, Iskrena Yordanova, Francesco Cotticelli, Cristina Fernandes, Giuseppina Raggi
Keynote-speakers: Maria Ida Biggi (Fondazione Cini, Italy) Luis Soares Carneiro (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

DS-CEMSP is organizing from June 30th through July 2nd 2017 an International Conference at the National Palace of Queluz (Portugal) dedicated to the Theater spaces for the music in 18th century Europe. The conference aims to further a multidisciplinary dialogue about the specificity and the heterogeneity of the spaces for the opera during the 18th century, inviting the participation of researchers of various areas who investigate this subject. Cases concerning the dense network of court and public theaters (including the ephemeral ones), the multiple aspects of theater presentations in different architectonic spaces, the contexts and the occasions of social life and representativity, are going to be admitted. Scholars are invited to submit individual proposals with the maximum length of 20 minutes per paper. Session proposals will be accepted as well: a maximum of three or four papers will be taken into consideration, and the session should not exceed 1h 30. Official languages of the conference are Portuguese, Italian, English and Spanish. Abstracts in Word format (.doc), should not exceed 300 words. Please enclose in the same file brief curriculum vitae of 150 words max. Please provide your name and surname, postal address, e-mail and telephone number, as well as you institutional affiliation.



Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Minneapolis, MN, March 30-April 2, 2017
SECM Session: Rethinking Difference in Eighteenth-Century Music
More information here.


Panel session theme: “Mozart’s Operatic Poets”
Organization: Mozart Society of America (MSA)
CFP deadline: 31 May 2016
Conference date: 7 August 2016, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Conference venue: Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center, New York

“It will cost him much running around and arguing until he gets the libretto into the shape that he desires for his purpose.” Thus wrote Leopold Mozart to his daughter Maria Anna (Nannerl) on 11 November 1785, concerning her brother Wolfgang’s work on Le nozze di Figaro, highlighting the fact that the seemingly miraculous perfection of that opera did not come about without the composer’s direct intervention in the drafting of its text. In keeping with the performances at Mostly Mozart this year of both Idomeneo and Così fan tutte, the MSA Program Committee invites proposals for short papers (20 minutes) that address the theme of “Mozart’s Operatic Poets,” treating such issues as: Mozart’s manner of setting operatic texts (whether in individual works or more generally), the collaborative process between librettist and poet, the careers of librettists who worked directly with the composer or whose works he set, Mozart’s views on operatic poetry and stagecraft, the interactions of stage directions and the sung text, the literary sources of Mozart’s operas, and the critical reception of texts set by Mozart.

Topics should be proposed in abstracts of up to 300 words and sent to Bruce Alan Brown at brucebro(at)usc.edu by 31 May 2016. One need not be an MSA member in order to submit a proposal, but all speakers chosen must be members of the Society by the time the session takes place. The panel will include three papers and there will be time at the end for questions from the audience.



SECM in Pittsburgh @ ASECS 2016

SECM is sponsoring the following session at the annual conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).

Music, Art, Literature
Chair: Janet K. Page, University of Memphis
Kathryn Shanks Libin, Vassar College, “The ‘Music Room’ in a Bohemian Castle: Gabriele von Auersperg’s Souvenir de Senftenberg en 1814
Elizabeth Liebman, Independent Scholar, “The Bird Organ in Eighteenth-Century Art and Sound”
Lisa de Alwis, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Famous and Forgotten Works that Influenced Viennese Theatrical Censorship”

The conference will occur March 31–April 3, 2016 in Pittsburgh, and the SECM session takes place on Saturday, April 2, at 9:45am.



SECM in Austin 2016

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes members of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music to the Society’s seventh biennial conference, February 25–28, 2016.

Registration
Program
Abstracts
Accommodation and Travel
Additional local information



Musical Exchanges between Italy and Spain in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

3–5 May 2016
Rome, Instituto Cervantes, Piazza Navona

Organized by Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca) in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Roma, the Italian National Edition of Boccherini’s Complete Works, and the Centro Europeo di Studi Culturali, Roma.

Proposals are welcome that address the following themes, although other, related topics are also welcome: All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Sunday 13 March 2016 to conferences@luigiboccherini.org. For complete details about submitting proposals or for further information, please visit http://www.luigiboccherini.org/italyspain.html or e-mail Dr. Roberto Illiano.



Editing Eighteenth-Century Music in the Twenty-First Century

A panel presented by The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music
at the AMS meeting in Louisville
Friday, November 13, Nunn Room, 5:15 pm (Note time change)

Moderator: Michael E. Ruhling, Rochester Institute of Technology
Panelists:
Evan Cortens, Calgary, Alberta (Editor)
Mark Knoll (Steglein Publishing)
Janette Tilley, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY (the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music)
Tom Tropp, North Park University (The Galant Masters Project)



Clementi and the British Musical Scene: 1780–1830
organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

In collaboration with
Ad Parnassum Journal
Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi’s Works

24–26 November 2015
Complesso Monumentale Di San Micheletto - Lucca

The period from circa 1780-1830 was once considered the ‘dark age’ of British music. The presence of non-British composers was acknowledged, as was musical activity in general, but the assumption that native British composers produced little of significance forestalled sustained research into the period. More recent scholarship, assisted by a more multivalent, less ‘composer-centric’, approach to musical history, has largely overturned this view. The series of Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies and other major publications have charted the rise of training institutions, the acceleration in music publishing, the development of instrument technology, and complex interactions have been traced between composers, publishers, instrument manufacturers and business entrepreneurs, all responding to the dynamics of social and economic change wrought by the industrial revolution. At the same time, the importance of geographical centres apart from London has been acknowledged; and finally, the compositional output of native British composers or European figures active in the British arena has become more accessible through recordings and scholarly editions.
One figure central to these developments has been Muzio Clementi (1752–1832). With his multi-dimensional career as composer, teacher, instrument manufacturer, publisher and (until about 1790) performer, Clementi, based in England for much of his life, encompasses the rich and multi-facetted world of early-nineteenth-century British music; and with business ventures extending in numerous international directions and through his sustained contribution to the evolution of instrument technology, Clementi embodies the enterprise and dynamism of the Industrial Revolution itself. As a composer Clementi produced a body of solo piano and chamber compositions and various pedagogical works that culminated in the multi-volume Gradus ad Parnassum. Particularly after 1800 he also produced a substantial number of (now largely lost) orchestral works. During the years that Clementi developed his business interests as publisher and instrument manufacturer he was also preoccupied with musical education, leading to his collaboration with figures like Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824) in an initial attempt to establish an Academy of Music in London. The recent publication of Clementi’s correspondence, edited by David Rowland, has shed new light on Clementi’s ever-expanding network of contacts with almost the full range of eminent musicians on the British scene and beyond.
Stimulated by and with the aim of building on recent scholarship, this conference examines British musical life at the turn of the nineteenth century, encompassing the rise of institutions such as the Philharmonic Society and the Academy of Music; the dynamics of music publishing and instrument technology and the cross-currents of European and British compositional styles. With Clementi at the centre, the conference examines the contributions of late-eighteenth-century figures like Viotti, but also moves forward in time to encompass William Sterndale Bennett (1816–1875), whose bicentennial falls in 2016. The aim is to build on recent research into Clementi and early nineteenth-century British music more generally, stimulated by initiatives like the conference Muzio Clementi: Cosmopolita della Musica (Rome), and the Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi’s Works, in motion since 2008. A mixed methodology is encouraged, and in particular, comparisons with the activities and compositional output of native British composers. Major themes are suggested below, but other topics are also welcome:

· Contemporary British music retail and instrument manufacturing
· The music-publishing trade in Britain and Europe
· The rise of performing and training institutions in early-nineteenth-century Britain
· The rise of the piano and the expanding market for pedagogical works
· Changes in Keyboard Performance Styles
· The piano compositions of Clementi and his British-based contemporaries
· British symphonic music: symphonies by Clementi, Samuel Wesley, Cipriani Potter, William Sterndale Bennett and others
· The existence of an ‘English’ concerto tradition: Jan Ladislav Dussek, Johann Baptist Cramer, William Sterndale Bennett, John Field and others
· The revival of ‘early’ music in nineteenth-century Britain: Clementi, Samuel Wesley, William Sterndale Bennett and others

Programme Committee:

· Roberto Illiano, Lucca
· Fulvia Morabito, Lucca
· David Rowland, Milton Keynes, UK
· Luca Lévi Sala, Poitiers
· Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald, Warwickshire, UK

Keynote Speakers:

· Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths College, London)
· Leon Plantinga (Yale University, New Haven, CT)

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume. Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Sunday 12 April 2015 to conferences@luigiboccherini.org. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation. The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of May 2015, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date. For any additional information, please contact:
Dr. Roberto Illiano
http://www.luigiboccherini.org/clementiconf.html



SECM Sixth Biennial Conference

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is pleased to announce that their sixth biennial conference will be held in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from February 28 to March 2, 2014. The conference is co-sponsored by the Haydn Society of North America, and will be hosted by Moravian College, with support from Kutztown University. Paper sessions and musical performances will take place in the Brethren’s House, built in 1748 as part of the original Moravian settlement in Bethlehem, and now part of the Moravian College arts campus. Presenters and performers will have access to a Willard Martin harpsichord, a Samuel Green chamber organ, and two Steinway grands.

The Moravian Archives will hold a special session for conference attendees, showcasing items from their extensive collection of eighteenth-century musical manuscripts, including works by Haydn, Graun, and Mozart. Attendees may also attend a “Historic Beer Tasting” in the original brewer’s house located on Bethlehem’s main street, and arrange visits and tours through the Historic Bethlehem Partnership of the various museums in Bethlehem.

Less than one block from the Brethren’s House is the grand Hotel Bethlehem, a restored 1922 building listed in the Historic Hotels of America, where the Society has reserved a block of rooms. Within the same block are numerous shops and restaurants, many of which are in historic buildings from the original eighteenth-century Moravian settlement.

Bethlehem is easily accessible: it is 85 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia, and the Lehigh Valley airport (ABE) has direct flights to Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Charlotte, among other places. The Hotel Bethlehem has a complimentary shuttle to the airport, and two bus lines have service to New York City and its airports. Begin to make your plans now to join us!



C.P.E. Bach and Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Culture
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
29–30 November 2014
Annette Richards and Matthew Head will provide the keynote addresses in this two-day conference.
Other invited speakers will include: Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat, Keith Chapin, Hans-Günter Ottenberg, Sheila Guymer, Thomas Irvine, Estelle Joubert, John McKean, Joshua Walden, and Susan Wollenberg.
The conference will also feature a clavichord recital by David Gerrard and a fortepiano recital by John Irving.
Conference Organizers: Susan Wollenberg, Joe Davies, and Andy Lamb.
For further details and information about registrations click here.



The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is now accepting proposals for the panel “The Eighteenth-Century Miscellany and Its Social Impact,” which will convene at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Los Angeles, March 17–22, 2015. We invite interdisciplinary scholars to consider the social significance of the miscellany and its prevalent manifestations throughout the long eighteenth century. While the term “miscellany” is perhaps most associated with English literary periodicals containing critical essays, song texts, poetry and drama, as a broader conceptual approach it undergirds much of British culture. In addition to commonplace books, diaries, monthly periodicals, and music books, concerts featuring diverse musical genres and styles, public exhibits, and curiosity cabinets also exemplify miscellany. As the century progressed, Britain witnessed a period of increasingly rigid identity formation in the areas of class, gender, sexuality, and nation. The miscellany approach to presenting information, moral advice, and social, political and artistic critiques may suggest new ways of understanding British cultural identities.

The panel will be organized in a roundtable format featuring up to six presenters. Each presenter will prepare a written position paper. All of the papers will be made available online as a combined pdf document prior to the beginning of the conference. During the conference, the chair will introduce the roundtable topic, and each presenter in turn will provide a brief synopsis of his or her position. The panel will then be opened for discussion among the presenters and audience.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words as a Word attachment to Janet Page (University of Memphis), by midnight EST on Friday September 12. The selection committee is headed by Bethany Cencer (Stony Brook University). Please note that selected presenters who are not already ASECS or ISECS members will be required to join ASECS.



The Rameau Project
Jean-Philippe Rameau: International Anniversary Conference
St Hilda’s College, Oxford
11–14 September 2014
Download the brochure for further information



The American Bach Society invites submissions for consideration for Bach Perspectives 11, an essay collection whose topic will be “Johann Sebastian Bach and His Sons.” Essays on all aspects of the subject are welcome, and will be selected after peer review for publication in fall 2017. Papers should be approximately 6000 words and be sent in electronic form to Mary Oleskiewicz by 1 September 2014. Information on past volumes in the series is available here.



Pietro Marchitelli, Michele Mascitti and Neapolitan instrumental music
International Conference
Villa Santa Maria (Chieti), 24–26 November 2014
For further information and the Call for Papers click here.



The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is pleased to announce that their sixth biennial conference will be held in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from February 28 to March 2, 2014. The conference is co-sponsored by the Haydn Society of North America, and will be hosted by Moravian College, with support from Kutztown University. Paper sessions and musical performances will take place in the Brethren's House, built in 1748 as part of the original Moravian settlement in Bethlehem, and now part of the Moravian College arts campus.
More Details
Registration
Lodging and Travel
Preliminary Program



The American Bach Society announces its upcoming meeting to be held at Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio), May 1–4, 2014. The theme of the meeting will be “Johann Sebastian Bach and his Sons.” One of the focal points will be the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s birth (1714–1788).
See the ABS website for full details.



The String Quartet From 1750 To 1870: From The Private To The Public Sphere

An international conference in Lucca at the Complesso Monumentale Di San Micheletto from 29 November through 1 December 2013

Conference web site

Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique franaise, Venice

In association with
Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini’s Complete Works
Ad Parnassum Journal

The conference aims to study the genre of the string quartet from its origins to its culmination in the middle of the nineteenth century. The aim is to examine the connection between structural and stylistic facets of the genre and the social and cultural contexts that facilitated its cultivation. Through the study of the historical development of the genre, the conference aims to illustrate the quartet’s progression from the aristocratic salon to the concert hall, in the context of changing social conditions on the cusp of the nineteenth century, involving and influencing composers, performers, listeners, publishing markets and concert societies. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome: Programme committee:
Etienne Jardin, Paris/Venice; Roberto Illiano, Lucca; Fulvia Morabito, Lucca; Massimiliano Sala, Lucca; Christian Speck, Koblenz

Keynote Speakers:
Christian Speck (Universität Koblenz-Landau / President of the Boccherini Italian Edition, Lucca)
Cliff Eisen (King’s College, London)

The official languages of the conference are English, French, German and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume. Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography.
All proposals should be submitted by email no later than ***Tuesday 30 April 2013*** to conferences@luigiboccherini.org. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation. The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the 15th of May 2013, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of May 2013.

For any additional information, please contact:
Dr. Massimiliano Sala
Via Pelleria, 25
I-55100 Lucca (Lu)

conferences@luigiboccherini.org
http://www.luigiboccherini.org




SECM @ ASECS 2013. The 44th annual ASECS (The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) meeting will take place at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, April 4–7, 2013. SECM is sponsoring the seminar "Vernacular Opera and Popular Culture in the Eighteenth Century," organized by Martin Nedbal, University of Arkansas.
More information here.




First International Conference on Galant Style, entitled “The cantata and the galant style: Developments and circulation of a ‘new music’ (1720–1760),” will be held in Treviglio (Bergamo, Italy), 24–27 January 2013. More information here.




Announcing SECM's Fifth Biennial Conference
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will hold its Fifth Biennial Conference jointly with the Haydn Society of North America (HSNA)
13–15 April 2012 at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
Registration
Accommodation & Travel
Preliminary Program
Pictures of the College of Charleston

SECM at ASECS 2012
San Antonio, Texas
Date: 22–25 March 2012
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM) will sponsor two sessions at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
Guido Olivieri, The University of Texas at Austin, will chair both sessions.
The full program can be found here.

  2nd International Conference: Luigi Boccherini and the Music of his Time

2–4 November 2011

Departamento Interfacultativo de Música, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

in collaboration with Asociación Luigi Boccherini (Madrid)

Guest Speakers
Yves Gérard
Rudolf Rasch (Universiteit Utrecht)
Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA)
Marco Mangani (Università di Ferrara)

The conference will include a concert with music by Boccherini at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, and – for participants wishing to remain one extra day – a visit to the Palace of the Infante don Luis de Borbón where Boccherini was employed between 1776 and 1785 in Arenas de San Pedro, on Saturday 5th November 2011.

Further information about the conference is available at http://www.luigi-boccherini.org/conference/php/. For any further enquiries please contact Dr Loukia Drosopoulou at boccherini.conference@uam.es.

First International Conference—Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)

Dates: 1–3 December 2011
Location: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale

Call for papers (deadline: 4 April 2011)

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca (http://www.luigiboccherini.org), in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane—Centre de musique romantique française, Venice (http://www.bru-zane.com), under the auspices of the Italian National Edition of Boccherini’s Complete Works, Ut Orpheus Edizioni (Bologna), the journal Ad Parnassum, the Municipality of Lucca and the Province of Lucca, is pleased to invite proposals for the symposium “Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)” to be held in the Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, from Thursday 1 December until Saturday 3 December 2011.
The Symposium aims to investigate different facets of the life and works of the composer, in the context of the European musical scene during the eighteenth century.

Scientific Committee: Alexandre Dratwicki (Venice), Lorenzo Frassà (Lucca), Roberto Illiano (Lucca), Fulvia Morabito (Lucca), Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht), Luca Sala (Paris/Poitiers), Massimiliano Sala (Pistoia), Christian Speck (Koblenz)
Keynote Speakers:— Christian Speck (Universität Koblenz / President of Boccherini’s Italian National Edition, Lucca) — Miguel Ángel Marín (Universidad de La Rioja / Fundación Juan March, Madrid)
The official languages of the conference are English, French, and Italian. Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings in the series "Boccherini Studies" (Ut Orpheus Edizioni, Bologna).

For further questions, please contact:
Dr Roberto Illiano, General Secretary and Treasurer
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
Via Nottolini, 162
55100 Lucca
operaomnia@luigiboccherini.org
http://www.luigiboccherini.org/boccherinilucca.html

Instrumental Music in Dresden
The Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden announces a forthcoming international conference: “Das Instrumentalrepertoire der Dresdner Hofkapelle in den ersten beiden Dritteln des 18. Jahrhunderts. Überlieferung und Kopisten,” June 23–25, 2010. It will be part of the ongoing research project “Die Instrumentalmusik der Dresdner Hofkapelle zur Zeit der sächsisch-polnischen Union: Erschließung, Digitalisierung und Internetpräsentation,” funded by The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). The conference program will be soon available on the project homepage.
For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.schrank-zwei.de.


Beyond Notes: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
International Conference on the occasion of the 9th edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro, organized by the Società dei Concerti, La Spezia; Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
Dates: 15–17 July 2010
Location: La Spezia (Italy), CAMeC (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art) Beyond Notes: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

International Conference on the occasion of the 9th edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro, organized by the Società dei Concerti, La Spezia; Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

Dates: 15–17 July 2010
Location: La Spezia (Italy), CAMeC (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art)

Call for papers

The Società dei Concerti of La Spezia, Italy and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca, in association with Musicalwords.it, on the occasion of the 9th edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro are pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on “Beyond Notes: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century,” to be held in La Spezia, CAMeC, from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 July 2010. The Symposium aims to investigate musical improvisation in the 18th and 19th centuries. The program committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome:

* Musical improvisation in contemporaneous treatises and philosophy
* New perspectives on improvisation in classical music
* Improvisation and popular music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
* Improvisation in different musical genres and languages
* The relationship of improvisation to composition
* Musical improvisation and related arts
* Improvisation in the music of Nicolň Paganini

Program Committee:
Andrea Barizza, Lorenzo Frassà, Roberto Illiano, Fulvia Morabito, Luca Sala, and Massimiliano Sala

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Vincenzo Caporaletti (University of Macerata) Prof. Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht University)

The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings. Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Sunday 28 February 2010 to Dr. Lorenzo Frassà. Please include with your proposal your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of March 2010, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.
Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the 15th of April 2010. For additional information about the conference, see here.

For further question, please contact:
Dr. Lorenzo Frassà
Via delle Ville, trav. II/73
San Marco contr.
I-55100 Lucca
tel: +39/339.2967826


 
SECM 2010 in Brooklyn

Fourth Biennial Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music

Dates: 8–11 April 2010
Location: St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York

Located in historic Brooklyn Heights, St. Francis College lies a short walk from the Promenade, an esplanade offering dramatic views of the 2010 Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and the Manhattan skyline across the East River. The area is easily accessible to Midtown Manhattan and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Featured events include a concert on period instruments at the Morris-Jumel Mansion; a concert by Brooklyn College musicians; a tour of downtown Manhattan with stops at the eighteenth-century Fraunces Tavern and other sites; and a visit to the Morgan Library.

We seek to incorporate a wide variety of presentation types, including papers, lecture recitals, panels, considerations of a specific work from different points of view by several speakers, and reports on ongoing projects. Proposals for papers or other activities on any topic relating to music of the eighteenth century are welcome. The SECM Student Paper Award will be given to a student member for the outstanding paper at the conference. Student members of the society who have not received the doctorate before the date of the conference are eligible for the award.

The conference will include a special “dissertations in progress” session for students working on dissertations on eighteenth-century topics who would like to receive feedback from members of the society. Students wishing to participate in this portion of the conference should submit the following items:

a 250 word dissertation abstract that clarifies the thesis, nature of source material, format, methodology and scope of the project. The abstract must also include a specific statement of one particular aspect/problem/challenge the author is currently confronting as a focus for feedback.

a table of contents

Abstracts of 250 words for all other proposals must be submitted by 15 October 2009 to Margaret Butler, Program Committee Chair, by email at: butlermr@ufl.edu. This date supersedes others previously announced. Only one submission per author will be considered, with preference given to authors who did not present at the 2008 conference in Claremont. Please provide a cover sheet and proposal in separate documents, in MS Word format. The cover sheet should include your name, address, email address, phone number, and proposal title. The proposal should include only the title, abstract, and audio-visual needs. Membership in SECM is encouraged of all participants.

Announcing SECM's Fourth Biennial Conference
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will hold its Fourth Biennial Conference 8–11 April 2010 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
Registration Form (pdf file)
Preliminary Program
Transportation
Lodging
Optional Activities
Pictures of St. Francis College and surroundings

After The Magic Flute
Dates: 5–7 March 2010
Location: Music Department, University of California, Berkeley
At this interdisciplinary conference, a range of panelists and featured speakers Wye J. Allanbrook (Emerita, Music, UC Berkeley) and Jane Brown (Germanics and Comparative Literature, University of Washington) will discuss recent developments in the history and historiography of Mozart's 1791 Singspiel, Die Zauberflöte. We will also screen recent and obscure stage productions and film adaptations of Die Zauberflöte, including Lotte Reiniger's 1935 silhouette-film Papageno and the 2006 South African adaptation, Impempe Yomlingo, winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. All conference events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. For a complete program and registration information, visit the conference webpage at: http://music.berkeley.edu/about/magicflute.php

SECM at ASECS 2010
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will again have its own session at the 2010 meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 18–21 March 2010. The session, entitled “Improvisation in the Eighteenth Century,” will focus on the art of improvisation as it was taught, learned, performed, and consumed.

The session will be chaired by Sarah Eyerly, Butler University, and include the following papers:
1. Gloria Eive, Saint Mary's College of California (retired), "Teaching 'Improvised Ornamentation': Giuseppe Tartini and his 'School.'"
2. Guido Olivieri, The University of Texas at Austin, "A new repertory for the improvisation at the cello: Francesco. P. Supriani’s twelve sonatas from the Principij da imparare a suonare il violoncello."
3. Alexander Bonus, Case Western Reserve University, "The Moving Passions: Approaches for Analyzing and Improvising Ground-Bass Variations in Eighteenth-Century French Style."
We will post more details here as plans develop.A Handel Festival in Historic Williamsburg

The music departments of historic Bruton Parish Church and the College of William and Mary will join with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for “A Handel Festival: Music in the World of George Frideric Handel” to be held in Williamsburg, VA from 12–15 November 2009 and 11–12 December 2009. More information can be found at www.williamsburgfestival.com.



Celebrating Haydn: His Times And Legacy

An international conference to commemorate the bicentenary of Joseph Haydn’s death

Dates: 6-9 August 2009
Location: York University, Toronto, Canada

This interdisciplinary conference will create an opportunity to celebrate the music of Joseph Haydn and to reflect on his legacy, influence, and reception over the past two hundred years. With a prodigious output in all of the Classical era’s main genres, Haydn has been the focus of much serious scholarship throughout his life and continuing until the present day. While there is already a wealth of extant research, the opportunity still exists to consider Haydn’s music and its reception even further. This conference will provide a forum for both internationally renowned Haydn scholars as well as emerging scholars to share their research in a lively and dynamic environment.

The programme for the conference will include evening concerts featuring the Penderecki String Quartet as well as fortepianist Malcolm Bilson. There will be four plenary speakers including Julian Rushton (Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds), Elaine Sisman (Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music, Columbia University), and Sigrid T’Hooft (dramaturg, choreographer-stage director, International Opera Foundation Eszterháza, Belgium), as well as a Roundtable, and 96 conference papers. A banquet and off-campus events are also being planned.

The conference organizers, Patricia Debly (Brock University) and Dorothy de Val (York University), look forward to welcoming you to this conference in August 2009.

For further information and conference updates, please see the conference website: http://www.brocku.ca/haydnconferenceyork/

Celebrating Haydn: his Times and Legacy has been approved to be one of the official sponsored events to celebrate York University’s 50th Anniversary.


 
Festival Paganiniano of Carro
International Conference
Niccolò Paganini Diabolus In Musica

Società dei Concerti, La Spezia &
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

La Spezia, Sala Dante, 16–18 July 2009

Call for papers
The Società dei Concerti of La Spezia (Liguria, Italy) (http://www.sdclaspezia.it) and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca (http://www.luigiboccherini.org), in association with MusicalWords.it (http://www.musicalwords.it), on the occasion of the 8th edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro, are pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on Niccolò Paganini: Diabolus in Musica, to be held in La Spezia, Sala Dante, from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 July 2009. The Symposium aims to investigate different aspects of the life and works of Niccolò Paganini. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome:
• Paganini and 18th–19th-century schools of violin technique.
• Paganini and Viotti.
• Paganini’s oeuvre in the light of the musical style of his time.
• The role of the orchestra in Paganini’s violin concertos.
• Questions of performance practice in Paganini’s music.
• Paganini and the bravura tradition.
• The reception of Paganini’s music.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Andrea Barizza, Roberto Illiano, Fulvia Morabito, Lorenzo Frassà, Luca Sala, and Massimiliano Sala.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Prof. Clive Brown (School of Music, University of Leeds) and Prof. Robin Stowell (School of Music, Cardiff University).

The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings. Papers are limited to 20 minutes in length, with time following for discussion. For proposals please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Saturday 31 January 2009 to Dr. Massimiliano Sala (msala@adparnassum.org). Please include your name, contact details and (if applicable) your affiliation within your proposal. The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of February 2009, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of March 2009.

For further questions, please contact:
Dr Massimiliano Sala
Via Antonio Puccinelli, 27
I-51100 Pistoia

msala@adparnassum.org


 
Haydn 2009 In Boston
The Haydn Society of North America, in partnership with the Handel and Haydn Society

Dates: 28–31 May 2009
Location: Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts

In celebration of the Haydn Year 2009, The Haydn Society of North America, in partnership with the Handel and Haydn Society, will hold a conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 28–31, 2009. The conference, which is co-sponsored and hosted by the Longy School of Music, will conclude with the Handel and Haydn Society’s free, outdoor performance of The Creation on Boston’s Esplanade on Sunday afternoon, May 31st.

The program committee includes Floyd Grave (Rutgers University), Benjamin Korstvedt (Clark University), Michael Lamkin (Scripps College), Melanie Lowe (Vanderbilt University), Rebecca Marchand (Haydn Society of North America), and Jessica Waldoff (The College of the Holy Cross). For more information about the Haydn Society of North America, its goals, and its activities, please visit our Web site: www.haydnsocietyofnorthamerica.org.


 
Mozart In Prague

A joint meeting of the Mozart Society of America & Society for Eighteenth-Century Music

Dates: 9–13 June 2009
Location: Prague

The Mozart Society of America and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will present a conference in Prague, 9–13 June 2009, to explore not only Mozart and his music in the Prague setting, but also the musical culture of Bohemia and neighboring territories during the long eighteenth century.


 
Joseph Haydn and the Business of Music

The British Library and the Haydn Society of Great Britain

Dates: 14–15 March 2009
Location: The British Library Conference Centre, London

The British Library and the Haydn Society of Great Britain are pleased to announce that tickets are now avilable for this public conference marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn.

Speakers include Péter Barna, Otto Biba, Rachel Cowgill, Alan Davison, Ingrid Fuchs, Caroline Grigson, Miguel Ángel Marín, Balázs Mikusi, David Rowland, Wiebke Thormählen, Tom Tolley, Chris Wiley, and David Wyn Jones.

Full programme details are available here.

Tickets: £25 (both days); £15 (one day) Box Office: +44 (0)1937 546546 or e-mail

The conference coincides with a series of concerts given by the Classical Opera Company at Kings Place, the new venue situated close to the British Library on York Way. For information about the series and online booking, see here.


SECM at ASECS
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Dates: 26–29 March 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
     The SECM Session:
     Corbett Bazler, “‘Nonsense Well-tun'd’: Opera, Absurdity and the Suspension of (Dis)belief”
     Anthony R. DelDonna, “‘Rinfreschi e composizioni poetiche:’ The feste di ballo tradition in late eighteenth-century Naples”
     R. Todd Rober, “A Narrative of the Hunt: The 1737 and 1747 Characteristic Sinfonias of Dresden Composer Gottlob Harrer (1703–1755)”
     Beverly M. Wilcox, “The Hissing of Monsieur Pagin: A Violinist in the Querelle des Bouffons”

SECM's Third Biennial Conference — The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will hold its third biennial conference jointly with the Haydn Society of North America at Scripps College in Claremont, California from Friday, 29 February to Sunday, 2 March 2008. The deadline for regular conference registration (no late fee) has been extended to January 31, 2008 due to the holiday season.
Program
Registration form (pdf)
Transportation
Lodging

Understanding Bach’s B Minor Mass will be held from 2–4 November 2007 at Queen’s University Belfast. For further information visit the symposium’s web site.

The Amherst Early Music Festival will offer classes in historical dance (Renaissance, Baroque; Baroque dance notation); a fully staged opera (Cavalli’s La Calisto 1652); a special Baroque dance project; lectures; concerts; and more.
7-15 July 2007
Faculty: Kaspar D. Mainz, Dorothy Olsson.
Location: Connecticut College at New London, Connecticut
Further information here (follow the link to the Historical Dance Program) or send e-mail to info@amherstearlymusic.org


Performance Practice: Issues and Approahces

Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
4–6 March 2007

The Department of Music of Rhodes College invites proposals for papers and performances for a conference on "Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches," to be held 4–6 March, 2007. The conference will feature scholarly papers and roundtables on issues related to performance practice as well as performances and lecture recitals illustrating approaches to historically informed performance. Proposals on a wide range of topics are encouraged, including, but not limited to, issues relating to specific composers, geographic areas, and periods of music history from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, performance practice of repertoires outside the traditional canon of Western Music, and the impact of technology on performance practice. It is expected that papers for the conference will be published.

A highlight of the conference will be the keynote address by Christopher Hogwood, one of the leading figures in historically informed performance. This address will constitute the Rhodes College 2007 Springfield Lecture in Music. A performance of Mendelssohn's St. Paul by the Rhodes Singers, Rhodes MasterSingers, soloists, and members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will also be featured as part of the conference.



The Yale Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, Connecticut announces its 2006 Summer Term (with SECM member Markus Rathey on the faculty). Details at www.yale.edu/sdqsummerterm/.


The Mozart Society of America announces a conference that they are jointly sponsoring with the Santa Fe Opera 29 June - 1 July 2006.

Sponsored by the Mozart Society of America
and the Santa Fe Opera
celebrating
The 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth
The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Santa Fe Opera
The 10th anniversary of the founding of the Mozart Society of America

29 June - 1 July 2006, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This three-day conference will center around Die Zauberflöte, scheduled to be performed by the Santa Fe Opera on Saturday, 1 July. In addition to a keynote address, three paper sessions, and a panel presentation by music and stage directors of Mozart’s operas, registrants will be guests for a tour of the Santa Fe Opera, and will attend the dress rehearsal and opening night performance of Die Zauberflöte.

More information and a registration form can be found here.



Genre in Eighteenth-Century Music, the second biennial conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, will be held 21–23 April 2006 in Williamsburg, Virginia. The program is available here. Further information about the conference, including lodging and attractions in and around Historic Williamsburg can be found here. The registration form can be downloaded here.


The annual SECM Meeting at the American Musiclogical Society's convention in Washington will take place on Friday 28 October beginning at 7:00. Julian Rushton will be the keynote speaker presenting "What does this remind me of? Plagiarism or shareware in eighteenth century music." An abstract is given below. The program will also include live performances of string quartets by Pleyel and Rosetti.

Julian Rushton to give SECM keynote in Washington, DC

Julian Rushton
Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Leeds
Chairman, Musica Britannica

Date and Time: Friday 28 October, 7:00 pm
Title: What does this remind me of? Plagiarism or shareware in eighteenth century music.

Abstract: The use of material of earlier origin has been remarked upon in the work of many 18th-century composers. This paper will revisit a couple of instances, considering in detail whether they really are minor instances of plagiarism, or merely coincidental; if the figures that appear in different works are highly characterized, one may feel there is less chance of coincidence, but still we may be dealing here with shareware rather then theft. I shall refer to pieces by the Bachs, Gluck, Philidor, and Mozart.


Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain

Following the success of the 2001 conference at the Royal College of Music and the 2003 conference at the University of Leeds, we are pleased to announce that the Fifth Biennial International Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain will be held at the University of Nottingham from Thursday 7 July until Sunday 10 July 2005, under the auspices of the School of Education and the Department of Music.

The conference, which covers all aspects of music in Britain during the 'long' nineteenth century, will include over 70 paper sessions, a keynote address, and a concert of vocal music.

The keynote address is 'On Constructions of Mendelssohn and Britishness,' by R. Larry Todd

For full details of the program click: here


2005 American Handel Society conference in Santa Fe, 17-20 March 2005


American Classical Orchestra

Mozart Masterworks Symposium, Open Rehearsal, and Period-Violin Masterclass

Tuesday, October 5, 2004
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christ Church
520 Park Avenue at 60th Street
New York, NY

As part of the first New York Early Music Celebration, the American Classical Orchestra, the tri-state area’s only period-instrument orchestra, will present a symposium on Mozart in conjunction with the Orchestra’s concert on October 7th. The scholarly panel includes:

Bruce MacIntyre (CUNY): “Spirituality in Mozart”—Implications in the Coronation Mass and Regina Coeli, K. 276.

Kathryn Libin (Vassar): “Touring from Vienna to Prague”—1786, composing the famous “Prague Symphony.”

Michael Ruhling (RIT): “Mozart’s Orchestra”—A period-instrument orchestra as a medium for genius.

An open rehearsal by the American Classical Orchestra will follow these talks.
Continue the morning’s discussion with the panelists over a brown-bag lunch.
In the afternoon, Stephanie Chase, the soloist in the concert, and Linda Quan, ACO concertmaster, will co-teach a master class in Classic violin performance practice. Those interested in performing in the master class should contact Tom Crawford, ACO Artistic Director and Founder (Crawford@amerclassorch.org)
The symposium and master class are a wonderful opportunity for scholars, students, and music-lovers alike to explore Mozart’s music and life. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Mozart Masterworks: Thursday, October 7, 2004
Featuring Stephanie Chase, violin and the Trinity New Haven Choir of Men and Boys

Regina Coeli, K. 276
Coronation Mass
Violin Concerto, No. 3
Symphony, No. 38 “Prague”

TICKETS
Symposium: $25 (FREE with Mozart Masterworks Concert Ticket purchase)
Master Class: $25
Concert: $50–$30

To purchase tickets or for more information contact the American Classical Orchestra, PO Box 441, Greenwich, CT 06836. Ph: 203-396-0199; Fax: 203-396-0306. Online: www.amerclassorch.org
International Rosetti Society

5th Rosetti Festival in Ries

5-13 June 2004
The Amherst Early Music Festival

will offer classes in historical dance (Renaissance, Baroque; Contredanses from Germany); a fully staged opera workshop (G.F. Händel's Almira 1705); lectures; concerts; and more.

10-18 July 2004

Faculty: Kaspar D. Mainz, Dorothy Olsson.

Location: Bennington College at Bennington, Vermont

Further information here (follow the link to the Historical Dance Program) or send e-mail to info@amherstearlymusic.org


Society for Eighteenth-Century Music -- 1st Independent Conference:

"Music in 18th-Century Life: Cities, Courts, Churches"

Georgetown University, Washington, DC 30 April-2 May 2004 Program


28th Classical Music Festival, 31 July-16 August 2003

Haydn Society of California Conference, 29-30 March 2003



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