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


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