Salish Sea Early Music Festival
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2021 Salish Sea Early Music Festival
~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries around the Salish Sea ~
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Fantasia 3 (1585) by Giovanni Bassano
December 29, 2020
Please check back for frequent 2021 offerings.

~ Please join us in 2022 for these performances, cancelled in 2020 ~
Oleg TImofeyev ~ guitar (1815)
Jeffrey Cohan ~ eight-keyed flute (1820)

Music from the golden age of the guitar-flute duo
Oleg Timofeyev & Jeffrey Cohan

Bernward LohrAnne Roehrig

Anne Röhrig ~ baroque flute
Bernward Lohr ~ harpsichord
Jeffrey Cohan~ baroque flute

We welcome Musica Alta Ripa founders and Telemann specialists Anne Röhrig and Bernward Lohr in this program of sonatas and trio sonatas.

Louis XIV
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
  John Lenti ~ theorbo & guitar

Although he witnessed a period of unrestrained creativity and development in art music, Louis XV did not share the profound love of music for which his great-grandfather Louis XIV was famed, either at the age of five when he became king or later during his 59 year reign. Nevertheless the vibrancy of the musical activity around him during the early decades of his reign, for which his grandfather was largely responsible, will be demonstrated in this performance of Pierre Danican Philidor, Jean-Marie Leclair, Michel Blavet and others.

renaissance fluteAnna Marsh 
Anna Marsh ~ dulcian (renaissance bassoon)
John Lenti ~ theorbo
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance flute

Further exploration of the rarely-heard Italian canzonas and sonatas for treble and bass solo instruments and continuo, in particular focusing on two of our favorite composers: Giovanni Battista Buonamente and Tarquinio Merula.

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~ updated April 27, 2020 ~
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Early Music Ammerica

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival is proud to be an affiliate organization of Early Music America, which develops, strengthens, and celebrates early music and historically informed performance in North America.

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