Music in 18th-century Britain Study Day

The 38th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain

Date
25/11/2022

The 38th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain will take place at the Foundling Museum.

Offers of contributions to the programme are invited.  We encourage proposals for presentations focusing on all aspects of music in 18th-century Britain.  As well as formal papers we can accommodate formats such as round tables, reports on work-in-progress, lecture-recitals and performance. Proposals should be approximately 250 words.  The length of the paper or presentation is normally limited to 30 minutes, but longer or shorter formats will be considered.  Collaborative or related topic papers are also welcomed.

Please submit your abstract by e-mail to handel@foundlingmuseum.org.uk ; be sure to include your name, address or institution, telephone, and email address in the body of the message.  All submissions will be acknowledged by a return email.

Closing date for submissions is Thursday 30 September 2022.

Programme

The finalised programme will be advertised in autumn 2022.

The 37th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain, 2021

Date
26/11/2021

The 37th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain took place virtually.

Programme

Talks available via YouTube.

The 36th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain, 2020

Date
27/11/2020

The 36th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain took place virtually.

Programme

Talks via YouTube from 9AM on Fri 27 November, 2020.

Reports, questions, comments, discussion via Zoom from 15.00

  • Sarah McCleave (Belfast), 'Fame and the Female Dancer' (project)
  • Ellen Moerman, Charles Burney in Translation (project)
  • Handbook XXIV and other notices

The 35th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain 2019

Date
29/11/2019

REGISTRATION FEE, including lunch and refreshments, and admission to The Foundling Museum between 10am and 5pm, payable in advance, £17 (£21 on the day).

Programme

10.00  Registration

10.15  Thomas McGeary (Champaign, IL) — A new scenario for opera in London in its “Critical Decade”: opera in the English manner? opera in the Italian manner?

10.45  Jeanice Brooks (Southampton) and Wiebke Thormählen (London)Making opera  one’s business : giving “voice” to female aristocratic patronage

11.15-11.45  Refreshment break

11.45  Matthew Spring (Bath) — Herschel in the Gardens

12.15  Roz Southey (Newcastle) Thomas Bewick and the printing of tickets, 1783-1791

12.45-14.00  Lunch and Two Last Nights! exhibition viewing / Reports (from 13.45)

14.00  Ann van Allen-Russell (London) Cultural economics and music business : the Bach-Abel Subscription Concerts, 1773-1775

14.30  Dominic Bridge (Liverpool) — Between culture and commerce : music publishers and their networks in eighteenth-century Britain

15.00  Sandra Tuppen (London) — Subscribers to the Concerts of Antient Music in the late eighteenth century

15.30-16.00  Refreshment break

16.00 Terry Jenkins (Pinner) Hats on - or hats off : theatrical etiquette

16.30  Catherine Crisp (Chichester) Clarinet performance 1760-1810: venues, audience attendance and reception

17.00  Conference ends

 

Followed by:

19.00   Indoor Fireworks! : interval entertainments from Drury Lane

Olwen Foulkes (recorder) introduces a programme of sparkly concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Sammartini.    

Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends