Call for Proposals: “The Mendelssohn Network” AMS Pre-Conference, 30-31 October 2019

The study group “The Mendelssohn Network” is now accepting proposals for short presentations and performance-discussions for its second AMS preconference on the afternoon of 30 October and the morning of 31 October 2019 in Boston. The focus will be on musical members of the Mendelssohn family, especially Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn) as well as any other topics of immediate relevance to the Mendelssohns.

The first session, “‘In the Salon with the Mendelssohns’: Performances, Readings and Discussions of 19th-century Music, Literature and Art,” will take place on 30 October 2019 from 3-6pm at the New England Conservatory; it is open to the general public. We welcome proposals for performances, readings and short lecture-recitals. We are also planning a group discussion of a literary work related to Mendelssohn studies.

For the second session, “‘Current Developments in Mendelssohn Research: Lightning Talks, Presentations and Roundtable Discussions,” will be from 9am-12pm on 31 October 2019 in the AMS conference hotel. We particularly welcome proposals for lightning talks (of no more than 15 minutes) and roundtable discussions.

Please send your suggestions and abstracts (in no more than 350 words) to mendelssohnnetwork -at- by 10 September 2019. We will inform you of the status of your proposal by 20 September 2019. Program information will be made available at Any further inquiries may be directed to Laura Stokes (laura_stokes -at- and Monika Hennemann (hennemannM -at-

If you are interested in taking part in the annual “Mendelssohn Dinner” at Mei Mei Restaurant (506 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215) on 30 October at 7pm, please contact Monika Hennemann (HennemannM -at- by 15 October 2019 for information and to sign up.

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