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Apr 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Prof. John Butt (University of Glasgow) presents the 2017 Howard Serwer Memorial Lecture of the American Handel Festival. Prof. Butt's lecture is titled "Handel and Messiah: Harmonizing the Bible for a Modern World?" FREE and open to all. For further information on the American Handel Festival, please visit ahs2017.princeton.edu
Apr 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
For the full schedule of events, please visit ahs2017.princeton.edu Friday, April 7, 2017 8:30-10:30am Paper Session I: Text, Music & Rhetoric Chaired by Robert Ketterer (University of Iowa) Andrés Locatelli (Università degli Studi di Pavia, Cremona, Italy) No se emenderá jamás (HWV 140): Emending and Contextualizing Handel’s Spanish Cantata Fredric Fehleisen (The Juilliard School / Mannes College The New School for Music) I know, or at least I think I know: Grammar, Musical-Rhetoric, and Coherence in the First Song in Part III of Handel’s Messiah Minji Kim (Andover, MA) “I will sing unto to the Lord” in Israel in Egypt: Handel’s Self-borrowing and Non Nobis Domine Coffee break 10:45-12:05pm Paper Session II: Oratorio Chaired by Ellen Rosand (Yale University) Kenneth Nott (University of Hartford) By Thee kings reign, by Thee they fall: Operatic Elements in Handel’s Alexander Balus Ruth Smith (The Handel Institute) Picking Out Paths for Priests in Handel’s English Oratorios 12:05-1:00pm Lunch for conference registrants – Professors’ Lounge at Fine Hall 1:00-3:00pm Paper Session III: Singers Chaired by Roger Freitas (Eastman School of Music) Randall Scotting (Royal College of Music, London) A Calculated Triumph: Farinelli, Handel, and the Misappropriation of the 1734 Aria “Son qual nave” David Vickers (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester / The Handel Institute) Giulia Frasi in English Music Lawrence Zazzo (Newcastle University) “O Athamas… I cannot utter it”: Who Sang the Italian Arias in the 1744 Revival of Semele? The events below take place at Trinity Church, Princeton, 33 Mercer St. 3:00pm Reception – Parish Hall 4:15pm Pre-concert lecture by Malcolm Bruno 5:00pm The Traver Concert G. F. Handel, Messiah (selections from the 1741 Dublin version) Presented by the Princeton University Chamber Choir and Nassau Sinfonia. John Butt, conductor. Admission Free
Apr 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. · TBD
Location: Trinity Church, Princeton, 33 Mercer St. 4:15pm Pre-concert lecture by Malcolm Bruno 5:00pm The Traver Concert G. F. Handel, Messiah (selections from the 1741 Dublin version) Presented by the Princeton University Chamber Choir and Nassau Sinfonia. John Butt, conductor. Admission Free, no tickets required. For a full schedule of American Handel Festival 2017 events, please visit ahs2017.princeton.edu
Apr 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
For a full schedule of American Handel Festival 2017 events, please visit ahs2017.princeton.edu Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00-10:20am Session IV: Scribes and Editors Chaired by Graydon F. Beeks (Pomona College) Donald Burrows (The Open University) ‘You can’t have it of Smith except you have it wrote out on purpose’: Copyists of Handel’s Music in London. Natassa Varka (King’s College, Cambridge) Charles Jennens’s Version of Joseph and his Brethren 10:40-12:00 Session V: Performing Matters Chaired by Richard G. King (University of Maryland) Luke Howard (Brigham Young University) Tempo Trends Through 200 Years of Messiah Performances Andrew Lawrence-King George and the Dragon Harp 2:00-3:20pm Session VI: Opera Chaired by John Roberts (University of California, Berkeley) Carlo Lanfossi (University of Pennsylvania) “The Opera of Cato is not Mr Handel’s:” Performing Authorship in Handel’s Pasticci Elizabeth Lyon (Cornell University) Handel’s Siciliana and “Ritorna, o caro”: Characterization of the Feminine in Rodelinda 3:40-5:30pm Session VII: Handel as Politics Chaired by Ellen T. Harris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) David Hunter (University of Texas at Austin) Handel’s Music in the Lives of Slave Owners in Britain and Its Caribbean and North America Colonies Joseph Lockwood (University of Oxford) Music for the Coronation of George II Stephen Nissenbaum (Underhill, Vermont) Using Handel against Handel?: The Hallelujah Chorus as Rejoinder to Zadok the Priest
Apr 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
For a full schedule of American Handel Festival 2017 events, please visit ahs2017.princeton.edu Sunday, April 9, 2017 8:00 – 9:30am – Professors’ Lounge at Fine Hall Presentation by Ruth Smith and Matthew Gardner: A new website for Handel’s Oratorios 9:40-11:00pm Session VIII: Handel and the British Audience Chaired by Wendy Heller (Princeton University) Jonathan Rhodes Lee (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Reevaluating the Sentimentalism of Joseph and His Brethren Matthew Gardner (Goethe University Frankfurt / The Handel Institute) English Oratorio Benefits in the Mid-Eighteenth Century 11:10-12:30pm Nicholas S. Lockey (The Benjamin School) and John Burkhalter (Princeton University) Handel in the Musical Landscape of the West Country 1730-1780 Beverly Jerold (Princeton, NJ) Reichardt’s Review of Handel Concerts in London