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2001 Maryland Handel Festival & Conference
College Park, MD, May 2001


The 2001 Maryland Handel Festival & Conference, which will feature
performances of Theodora and Jephtha, marks the conclusion of the
Festival's twenty-year project of performing all Handel's English
oratorios in order of composition. To celebrate this achievement, we are
planning a conference that we hope will prove to be one of the largest
gatherings in recent years of Handelians and others interested in the arts
in eighteenth-century Britain.

The conference will have no "theme" per se. Instead, we hope that scholars
will share what they feel is their most interesting and/or promising
recent research. The conference we hope will thus serve as a guide to the
future of Handel studies.

The Festival & Conference will take place May 3-6, 2001, in the new,
state-of-the-art Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of
Maryland and will feature approximately four conference sessions.

Scholars are invited to send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the
following address:

Richard King
MHF Program Committee
School of Music
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Abstracts should arrive no later than January 31, 2001 for full