Musicology Department

American Handel Festival

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 - SUNDAY, FEB. 10

REGISTRATION

Registration information forthcoming.

TRAVEL

Bloomington, IN is served by Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

GO Express Travel (1-800-589-6004) offers shuttle service from the Ground Transportation Area to the conference hotel at the Indiana Memorial Union (Biddle Hotel). Reservations can be booked online.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Biddle Hotel at the Indiana Memorial Union is offering groups rates for the American Handel Society.

Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Group Rate: $120.60-$170.10 (+ tax per room, per night)
Hotel Block Code: HANDEL19 (expires January 7, 2019)
To Make Reservations: 1-800-209-8145 or 1-812-855-2536; www.imu.indiana.edu
Credit card number guarantees reservations
Complimentary parking pass at check-in

CALL FOR PAPERS

The American Handel Society invites submission of abstracts for papers on any topic connected with Handel’s life and music. Abstracts of no more than 500 words may be sent by October 15, 2018, to the Program Chair, Norbert Dubowy at norbert.dubowy@gmail.com.

We also invite topics for an interdisciplinary panel on the theme of "Narrative Turning Points in the Eighteenth Century." Turning Points may be interpreted broadly, from narrative structure (climax, revelation, catharsis) and narrative representation (transformation, identity, character), to historiographical or methodological changes with respect to narrative. We will be especially interested in any topics pertaining to theater, drama, spectacle, music, or art, or any narrative themes related to the major performances--Handel's Giulio Cesare and Parnasso in festa.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The Festival opens with the Howard Serwer Memorial Lecture given by Prof. Ellen Rosand (Yale University) and includes three days of academic panels and two major performances: Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Feb. 8th, 7:30pm) and Parnasso in festa (Feb. 9th, 8pm).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Howard Serwer Memorial Lecture, by Ellen Rosand (Yale University)
Musical Arts Center, Mezzanine Level | 7 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Academic Panels
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union | 9 am – 5 pm

Opera Insights, Pre-Show Talk on Handel’s Giulio Cesare, presented by Devon Nelson (IU Musicology Department)
Mezzanine Level, Musical Arts Center | 6:30 pm

Handel, Giulio Cesare, performed by IU Jacobs School of Music Opera & Ballet Theater
Musical Arts Center | 7:30 pm

The IU Opera and Ballet Theater will perform Giulio Cesare in the beautiful Musical Arts Center. For full details of the production, conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, in collaboration with Director Robin Guarino, and Set Designer Erhard Rom, see the Opera and Ballet Theater website.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Academic Panels
Sweeney Hall, Simon Center | 9 am – 12 pm; 2 pm – 5 pm

Handel, Parnasso in festa, Concentus and Baroque Orchestra (IU Historical Performance Institute)
Auer Hall, Simon Center | 8 pm

IU’s Concentus and Baroque Orchestra—both ensembles of the Jacobs School of Music’s Historical Performance Institute—will perform Parnasso in festa under the direction of guest conductor Jeffrey Thomas (American Bach Soloists).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Academic Panels
Sweeney Hall, Simon Center | 9 am – 2 pm