Salish Sea Early Music Festival

January 26 - June 8
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Admission Information:

Suggested Donation: $15, $20 or $25, 18 & under Free

Friday, January 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
     • Treble Viol, Guitar & Flute 
Annalisa Pappano (Cincinnati) ~ treble viol
Michael Freimuth (Kiel, Germany) ~ baroque guitar
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance & baroque flutes
An exploration of repertoire for guitar and two treble instruments with one of Germany's most active baroque guitarists and one of the foremost players of the treble viol, pardessus de viole, lirone and viola da gamba and director of the Catacoustic Consort.

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
      • Flute Trios 
Janet See ~ baroque flute
Mindy Rosenfeld ~ baroque flute
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord
Fabulous baroque flute trios with harpsichord with renowned flutists Janet See, and Mindy Rosenfeld of the Baltimore Consort.
Sunday, March 11 - 12, 2018 
     • Four Part Canzonas 1585-1625 
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a program of mostly Italian Four-Part Canzonas entitled Shakespeare in Italy with dulcian (baroque bassoon) player Anna Marsh, renaissance transverse flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinist Courtney Kuroda, and violist Stephen Creswell.
  This program explores a unique language of expressive nuance from an all but forgotten musical arena, performed on the period instruments that bring this music to life, including renaissance transverse flute and dulcian, or renaissance bassoon, which vary greatly in tone and technique from instruments used just a few decades later. This quartet of flute, bassoon, violin, and viola is representative of the "broken consorts", made up of more than one family of instruments, which were once commonplace. 16th-century vocal four-part songs inspired Italian composers to write these instrumental four-part canzonas, which blossomed in print and performance between 1580 and 1628. Among the composers from Shakespeare's lifetime to be represented are Floriano Canale, Andrea Cima, Giacomo Filippo Biumi, and Fiorentio Maschera, along with Hugh Ashton and other English and French composers.

Orcas Island: Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 378-6632

San Juan Island: Sunday evening, March 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM
· Brickworks · 150 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor

Italian 4-Part Canzonas 
Courtney Kuroda ~ early violin
Stephen Creswell ~ early viola
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance transverse flute
Anna Marsh ~ dulcian

Lopez Island: Monday evening, March 12, 2018, at 7:00 PM
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477
Friday, April 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
     • Louis XIII, XIV & XV 
Susie Napper ~ viola da gamba
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
The intensely moving and intimate vocal French air de cour inspired instrumentalists from the late 16th century and yielded trends that resonated still in the early 1700's.
Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.

     • The Capable Virtuoso 
Carrie Krause ~ baroque violin
John Lenti ~ theorbo & baroque guitar
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
Johann Mattheson's "The Capable Virtuoso", published in Hamburg in 1720, sets the tone for this program of trio sonatas inspired by Corelli and the idea that Italian, French, and German styles might be fused in an integrated musical style.
Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.
     • Bach's Brandenburg Concerto 
Carrie Krause ~ baroque violin
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord
Courtney Kuroda ~ baroque violin
Stephen Creswell ~ baroque viola
Anna Marsh ~ baroque bassoon
The 5th Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach and other works for flute, violin, harpsichord and string chamber orchestra.
Friday, June 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
     • Frederick the Great 
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
Oleg TImofeyev ~ baroque lute
Slvius Leopold Weiss, the most prolific and highly esteemed lutenist of the baroque and teacher of Frederick the Great, wrote sonatas for obbligato lute and flute from which this program branches out to explore music at the court of the flutist King Frederick II of Prussia.