Salish Sea Early Music Festival Series
$15 or $20 or $25 suggested donation, Youth 18 Free
The best things come in small packages. Likewise, intimate settings can yield the most transformative experiences. Few musicians can respond to one another with a degree of subtlety and agility that is just not possible in a larger group, and the result is a depth of feeling that we associate with much larger works. Please join us for this exploration of a delightful variety of uplifting sentiments and stylistic trends across 18th-century Europe.
Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. - Music from the time of Louis XIV with John Lenti (theorbo and baroque guitar) and Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute)
Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. - Early 19th-century Serenades: Music from Beethoven’s time performed on instruments from Ludwig’s time with Oleg Timofeyev (guitar), Steven Creswell (viola) and Jeffrey Cohan (8-keyed flute).
Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. -Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord: Hans-Jürgen Schnoor (harpsichord) and Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s exquisite sonatas, the most well-known works ever for flute and keyboard.
Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. - Baroque Winds: chamber music for recorder, oboe, bassoon and flute with Vicki Boekman (recorder), Sand Dalton (oboe), Anna Marsh (bassoon), Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute) and Jonathan Oddie (harpsichord)
Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. - JEST: an Oldies but Goodies program of 18th-century masterworks by Bach, Rameau and others with the many-decades-seasoned Jeffrey-Elisabeth-Susie Trio, featuring Susie Napper (viola da gamba), Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord) and Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute).
Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m.- Bach’s Triple Concerto: Carrie Krause (baroque violin), Courtney Kuroda (baroque violin), Steven Crewell (baroque viola), Caroline Nicolas (baroque cello) and Jonathan Oddie (harpsichord) perform one of the greatest orchestral works of the 18th century in this program of concerti.
Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. - Early 17th-Century Canzonas: Transitional late renaissance/early baroque chamber music with Anna Marsh (dulcian or renaissance bassoon), Shulamit Kleinerman (renaissance violin), John Lenti (theorbo & baroque guitar) and Jeffrey Cohan (renaissance transverse flute).
Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. - Late 18th-Century Quartets: Jonathan Oddie (harpsichord), Stephen Creswell (violin and viola), Caroline Nicolas (cello) and Jeffrey Cohan (one-keyed flute) perform little-heard quartets by J.C. Bach, Joseph Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, and others.