Concert Spirituel

~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries in the Northwest ~
2014

SALISH SEA
EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL



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The Salish Sea Early Music Festival is a non-profit corporation in Washington State.


The fourth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival in 2014 presents four programs of chamber music from 1550 through 1850 on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Vashon Islands and in Tacoma, Bellingham and Seattle with some of the finest performers of early music on period instruments from the Northwest, elsewhere in the United States and Germany. We're celebrating the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in many of our programs.

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+ updated April 14, 2014 +


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April 28-May 4, 2014:
SIMPHONIE

Trio Sonatas from the Baroque
    Elisabeth Wright ~ harpsichord (Bloomington, Indiana)
    Susie Napper ~ viola da gamba (Montreal)
    Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute


This ensemble represented the Seattle Early Music scene in Europe as the Seattle Baroque Trio three decades ago. A "Simphonie" (there were several spellings) involved the combination of as few as two instruments, and this program will explore its grand connotations in chamber music from Louis XIV and beyond.


Jean-Marie Leclair ~ Trio sonata Opus 2, No. 8 for viola da gamba, flute and continuo
Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Trio Sonata for viola da gamba and flute

(from versions for viola da gamba solo and obbligato harpsichord, and for two flutes and continuo, BWV 1027 and 1039)
François Couperin ~ Second Concert from Concerts Royaux (before 1715, published in 1722)
Jean-Philippe Rameau ~ Cinquième Concert from Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts (1741)
Jean-Henri D'Anglebert ~ harpsichord solos


Seattle: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM 
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· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611
Vashon Island: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
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· Bethel Church · 148th Ave sw & 119th St. (14736 SW Bethel Lane) · (206) 567-4255
Tacoma: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
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· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201
Bellingham: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890
San Juan Island: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00AM (coffee concert!) please note new date & time  • download flier •
· San Juan Island Grange  ·  152 - 1st street in Friday Harbor   ·   378-6632

Orcas Island: Saturday evening, May 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM please note new date & time  • download flier •
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683
Lopez Island: Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM please note new date & time  • download flier •
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477


trio sonata


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~ earlier this season ~


Louis XIV


January 20-27, 2014:

Louis XV

(1710-1774)

~ The Elegant, Florid Melody of the Rococo in France ~

John Lenti ~ theorbo & baroque guitar

Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute


Lopez Island: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477

Orcas Island:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683

San Juan Island (Friday Harbor):
Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM
· San Juan Island Grange  ·   152 - 1st street  ·   378-6632

Bellingham:
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890

Tacoma:
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM  (not 7:30)
· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201

Vashon Island:
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
· Bethel Church · 148th Ave sw & 119th St. (14736 SW Bethel Lane) · (206) 567-4255

Seattle:
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611


Although musical style evolved considerably during the reign of Louis XV, he was hardly responsible. He became king in 1715 at the age of five upon the death of his grandfather Louis XIV, who had directly fostered an intensely vocal, detailed and expressive style ... but with a new regime, French music was free to break into new expressive realms, particularly instrumentally, and more readily absorb greater influence from outside the country's borders. French music with Italian exuberance is our focal point, and we include a flute sonata by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, written most likely for Frederick the Great in Potsdam around 1747, in celebration of the composer's 300th birthday.



Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonata No. 3 in C Major from Second Livre de Sonates
Michel Blavet - Flute Sonata No. 1 in G Major from Opus 2
Michel Blavet - Gigue en Rondeau
Michel Corrette - Sonatille No. 6 in G Major from Sonatilles, Opus 19
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Sonata in E Minor, WQ124 in honor of CPE's 300th birthday
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray - Chaconne La Buisson from Suite II from Pièces de viole, 1747 (transcribed for solo theorbo by John Lenti)

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CPE BACH

February 17-24, 2014:
CPE BACH's 300th ANNIVERSARY
Hans Juergen ~ harpsichord (Luebeck, Germany)
    Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
    Christine Wilkinson ~ baroque violin
    Courtney Kuroda ~ baroque violin
    Steve Creswell ~ baroque viola

    Joanna Blendulf ~ baroque cello (Huntsville, Alabama)


Both a flute concerto and a harpsichord concerto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite in B Minor and his Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Seattle: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611
Vashon Island: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
· Bethel Church · 148th Ave sw & 119th St. (14736 SW Bethel Lane) · (206) 567-4255
Tacoma: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201
Bellingham: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890
San Juan Island: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
· San Juan Island Grange  ·  152 - 1st street in Friday Harbor  ·   378-6632
Orcas Island: Monday afternoon, February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM (lunchtime concert)
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683
Lopez Island: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477
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March 18-31, 2014:
LITTLE CONCERT FOR LOUIS XIV
    Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
    Christine Wilkinson ~ baroque violin
    Steve Creswell ~ baroque viola
    Anna Marsh ~ baroque bassoon (Ithaca, NY)


A further exploration of the manuscript discovered recently by Jeffrey Cohan detailing the Sun King's evening concerts in 1713.

Louis XIVVashon Island: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
· Bethel Church · 148th Ave sw & 119th St. (14736 SW Bethel Lane) · (206) 567-4255
Tacoma: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM (not 7:30)
· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201
Seattle: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611
Orcas Island: Sunday afternoon, March 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683
San Juan Island: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM
· San Juan Island Grange  ·  152 - 1st street in Friday Harbor  ·   378-6632
Lopez Island: Monday afternoon, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM (lunchtime concert)
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477
Bellingham: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890



NW Focus on KING FM

Classical KING FM’s Northwest Focus host Sean MacLean will feature music relating to and information about our "Little Evening Concert for Louis XIV" performance on 98.1 FM, and we hope you'll listen in!


Monday, March 24

Philidor l’Aîné:  Concert Suite (II) for Louis XIII at approximately 8:09pm

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PREVIOUS FESTIVALS:   2011  •  2012  •  2013

Seattle Tacoma Bellingham San Juan Island Orcas Island Lopez Island Vashon Island


From 1725 until 1790, the Concert Spirituel in Paris offered outstanding sacred, orchestral and chamber music performances presented by the leading instrumentalists and composers of Europe, often featuring the most innovative new music of the day. Since the early 1980s Concert Spirituel performances in Seattle and then Chicago and back to Seattle again have featured harpsichordists Elisabeth Wright, George Shangrow, Hans-Juergen Schnoor (Germany), David Schrader and John Whitelaw (Belgium), violinists Stanley Ritchie, Ingrid Matthews and Jorg Michael Schwarz, lutenists Stephen Stubbs and John Schneiderman, gambists Susan Napper and Mary Springfels and cellist Elaine Scott Banks. Unpublished works from the Library of Congress and other libraries and unusual instruments and instrumental combinations that were familiar in earlier times are given particular attention. We are excited to present the fourth Salish Sea Early Music Festival.

Joanna Blendulf  ·  Jeffrey Cohan  ·  Steven Creswell  ·  Kyobi Hinami

Anna Marsh  ·  Courtney Kuroda  ·  John Lenti  ·  Anna Marsh

Ingrid Matthews  ·  Susie Napper  ·  John Schneiderman  ·  Oleg TImofeyev

Linda Tsatsanis  ·  Jan Weinhold  ·  Christine Wilkinson  ·  Elisabeth Wright

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