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Dear Colleagues,

It is with the utmost pleasure that we invite you to the International Conference “Bach and Italy”. It will take place online from November 22nd to 28th, 2020, and will be broadcast from Turin, Italy.

Attendance to the Conference is entirely free of charge and no registration is required. The events will be broadcast on the social media channels of JSBach.it (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM5T_--U_cSATZyNe_yOI3w; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsbach.it). The videos will remain online, and freely available, after the Conference.
The Conference is co-organized by JSBach.it, the Istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte and the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Turin, and is realized with funding offered by the Ministry of the Cultural Heritage (MIBACT) and with the sponsorship of the Royal Musical Association, Inner Wheel Club, and with the support of Music&Letters and of the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany - Milan.

The Conference includes themed sessions with papers and lecture-recitals selected by the Conference Committee (Chiara Bertoglio, Maria Borghesi, Kenneth L. Hamilton, Michael Heinemann, Stefano Leoni, Michael Maul, Ruth Tatlow, Yo Tomita); two keynote speeches (Michael Maul and Raffaele Mellace); three Roundtables (“Bach’s Sacred Works in a Catholic Country”; “Bach Societies Worldwide”; “Bach on the Italian stage”); special episodes of “A coffee with JSBach.it” (a series of informal video-podcasts); concerts and other events.

The complete programme can be found at https://www.jsbach.it/bach2020programma, and can be downloaded as a pdf booklet (https://a2e6f8d6-464f-402c-b9c1-03642848e412.filesusr.com/ugd/ff1904_806600aa332847ffaad1a2c4bf18f811.pdf) or browsed as an ebook (https://issuu.com/jsbach.it/docs/bach_20and_20italy_20-_20conference_20booklet_20-_).

The main aims of this Conference are: 1) to foster research about Bach’s interest in Italian music and about the Italian reception of Bach; 2) to create a repository of videos constituting a valuable resource for education and research; 3) to promote the dialogue between musicology and performance, as well as the outreach of musicological studies and the involvement of music lovers, students and teachers.

More information: info -at- jsbach.it; www.jsbach.it/bach2020.

Sincerely yours,
Chiara Bertoglio and Maria Borghesi
www.jsbach.it 
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