7/8 - Revised 10/27 with new dates. Originally scheduled from noon on Feb. 4 to noon on Feb. 6, it will now be from the morning of Feb. 4 through Feb. 5.
The Bern University of the Arts will host the third International Conference on Romantic Brass, to be held jointly with the Historic Brass Society (HBS) in Bern, February 4 - 5, 2014. The theme of the conference is The Saxhorn in Opera and Military Music.
The conference is organized in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax (1814-1894). The Program Committee welcomes proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, lecture-demonstrations, performances, posters, and panel discussions on topics relating to the history, design, use, care, and acoustics of Romantic brasswind instruments. Proposals relating to the following themes are particularly welcomed:
- Innovation in nineteenth-century wind-instrument engineering
- From handwork to mass production: the industrialization of wind-instrument making
- Restoration, documentation, and ethical treatment of nineteenth-century wind instruments
- Performing nineteenth-century wind music in the twenty-first century
For information about the Bern University's plans and schedule, click here.
For full details on the HBS side of the event, click here: Web or PDF.