The 2013 American Handel Festival will take place at Princeton University on February 21-24. In addition to the academic panels, the 2013 Serwer Lecture will be given by Reinhard Strohm. Other festival events will include a performance of Handel's Dixit Dominus and Alessandro Scarlatti's Stabat Mater by the Princeton University Chamber Choir, conducted by Gabriel Crouch, and a concert by Harry Bicket and the English Concert. There will be an option on Sunday, February 24th to hear Mr. Bicket conduct a performance of Handel’s Radamisto at Carnegie Hall. Thank you for visiting our website! For information on events open to the public, please see the Press Release at the bottom of this page. Abstracts have now been posted on the "Abstracts" page.
For an announcement about the scribal copy of Handel's Berenice (once held in the library of Charles Jennens), recently acquired by the Princeton University Library, please see http://libblogs.princeton.edu/blog/2013/01/02/library-acquires-an-18th-century-handel-score/ The manuscript has been digitized and is now available at http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0g354g50k Also, check out the recent article from The Times of Trenton, including an interview with Wendy Heller and a reference to the upcoming conference, at http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/01/princeton_university_library_s.html
**New events added to the detailed schedule! As a prelude to the festival & conference, the Princeton Early Keyboard Center will present a program of Handel's music on Sunday, February 10. Following the conference, the American Handel Festival will conclude on Sunday, March 3 with a performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt by the Princeton University Glee Club (directed by Gabriel Crouch). Further information on these events (including ticketing, which is not part of the registration for the conference) is available on the "schedule" page.
Note: Registration is now closed. We are no longer accepting ticket reservations, but inquiries for the performances on February 21st, 22nd, and 24th can be made with the concert organizers directly (follow the links below the event descriptions on the "schedule" page).