2001 Maryland Handel Festival & Conference
College Park, MD, May 2001
CALL FOR PAPERS 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 USA Abstracts should arrive no later than January 31, 2001 for full consideration.