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Workshops/Festivals 2010: (IE) 14th Baroque Biennial Conference, Belfast (June 30-July 4, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 17, 2010


Since its inception in the 1980s, the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music has established itself as one of the largest and most important musicological meetings in the academic calendar. It attracts leading established scholars while fostering young and upcoming talent. Previously held in cities such as Dublin, Logroño, Manchester, Warsaw and Leeds, the event takes place for the first time in Northern Ireland.

Taking the symbolism of the number ‘14’ as a starting point, we saw it fitting that the theme of the 14th conference should be BACH.

At the same time, we wish to uphold the fundamental concept of the conference and welcome papers which explore any aspect of Baroque music.

The conference will be held over five days and will include around 150 presentations in 4 parallel sessions, in the form of individual papers and round-table discussions.

Accompanying events include a “Delegates’ Recital”, a “Come and Sing” event and a concert of Irish traditional music which will showcase the unique collections of 18th-century musical materials held at Queen’s University. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discover some of Northern Ireland’s attractions.

A wide range of books on music will be exhibited and offered for sale by Rosemary Dooley and Ashgate Publishing.

Visit the  14th Baroque Biennial Conference for more information. (ed.)