2015
SALISH SEA

EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries around the Salish Sea ~

"EMANUEL BACH TRICENTENNIAL" (Victoria, February 2014)
    "A world of tender and brilliant magic ... A music so refined, it draws and draws, yet never swamps the senses.
    "...The enormous presence of Mr. Schnoor as he covered the entire instrument with his solo statement, creating a universe of sound, was immediately apparent...Schnoor's heightening intensity of pure invention compelled every hair follicle of attention.
•  The audience was extremely appreciative, yet such was the virtuosity and technical brilliance of Hans Jürgen Schnoor and Jeffrey Cohan, combined with a spell-binding understatement, I couldn't be quite sure I hadn't dreamed it all."
     — Elizabeth Courtney, MUSIC IN VICTORIA • http://islandnet.com/miv/

"A LOVELY BAROQUE DIVERTISSEMENT FROM BROTHERTON, COHAN AND STUBBS" (Vancouver, January 2015)
"A remarkably intimate and refreshing experience. •  The two Handel arias are both rejuvenating pieces and I thought the soprano brought a particularly fresh radiance to them. • There was joy and love aplenty here, quite irresistible in its sense of innocence and spontaneity. • ...let me acknowledge, first off, just how well the underpinning of Cohan and Stubbs brought out the variety and motion of this work. • Jeffrey Cohan has such quickness and dynamic range, such a keen control of accents, and such mastery at floating the soft limpid phrase that the combination with Stephen Stubbs’ own brand of structural solidity and insight gave us something pretty special indeed. • There should be more late afternoon concerts of this type.  They are such a refreshing ‘time out’ from the rest of your schedule, especially when they involve artistry like this."
© Geoffrey Newman, VANCOUVER CLASSICAL MUSIC • http://www.vanclassicalmusic.com/a-lovely-baroque-divertissement-from-brotherton-cohan-and-stubbs


2015
Stephen Stubbs ~ theorbo
Lydia Brotherton ~ soprano
Susie Napper ~ viola da gamba
John Lenti ~ renaissance lute
Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord
Natalie Mackie ~ baroque cello
Linda Melsted ~ baroque violin
Hans-Jürgen Schnoor ~ harpsichord
Sand Dalton ~ baroque oboe and flute
Steven Creswell ~ baroque violin & viola
Oleg Timofeyev ~ early 19th-century guitar

Anna Marsh ~ baroque bassoon & renaissance dulcian
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance, baroque & early 19th-century flutes

~ download 2015 season fliers (revised Feb. 17. 2015) ~
Vancouver, BC  •  Bellingham  •  Seattle  •  Tacoma  •  Vashon Island  •  Orcas Island  •  Lopez Island  •  San Juan Island  •  Whidbey Island
~ download flier for J.S. Bach with Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, Susie Napper and Jeffrey Cohan:
Vancouver, BC  •  Bellingham  •  Seattle  •  Tacoma  •  Vashon Island  •  Orcas Island  •  Lopez Island  •  San Juan Island  •  Whidbey Island

Susie Napper
March 1 - 8, 2015:
Johann Sebastian BACH
Susie Napper ~ viola da gamba
Hans-Jürgen Schnoor ~ harpsichord
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute

Striking new settings of the Musical Offering trio sonata,
an organ trio sonata and a sonata for violin and obbligato harpsichord,
all transcribed for viola da gamba, flute and harpsichord,
and more, all by Johann Sebastian Bach.


Vashon Island: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Bethel Church  · 148th Ave SW & 119th Street (14736 SW Bethel Lane) • (206) 567-4255

Whidbey Island: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Church  · 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland · (360) 331-4887

Seattle: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611
Vancouver, BC: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Ryerson United Church · 2195 West 45th Avenue in Vancouver · (604) 266-5377

Tacoma: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201
Bellingham: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890

Lopez Island: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477
Orcas Island: Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683
San Juan Island: Sunday evening, March 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· San Juan Island Grange  · 152 - 1st Street in Friday Harbor · (360) 378-6632

Hans-Juergen Schnoor
March 10, 11 and 13, 2015:
Johann Sebastian Bach
GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
Hans-Jürgen Schnoor ~ harpsichord

Vancouver, BC: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Ryerson United Church · 2195 West 45th Avenue in Vancouver · (604) 266-5377
Bellingham: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890
Seattle: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611

 "HANS-JUERGEN SCHNOOR"
     "A stunning account of Bach's monumental "Goldberg Variations"... An expressive freedom illuminating the music's subjective beauty.
     "As Schnoor hurtled through Bach's contrapuntal labyrinth, the harpsichordist absorbed the audience in the rising emotional tension, culminating in a final burst of keyboard fireworks."
— Cecelia Porter, THE WASHINGTON POST
(Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival, Washington, DC, 2002)

baroque flute
~previous programs this season ~


soprano Lydia BrothertonJanuary 7 - 12, 2015:
LYDIA BROTHERTON

Airs of the Baroque
Lydia Brotherton ~ soprano

Stephen Stubbs ~ baroque guitar & lute
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute

Cantatas by Nicolas Bernier (Le triomphe d'amour) and Antonio Vivladi (All'ombra di sospetto),
Airs Sérieux by Le Sieur Bouvard (Chantez charmants oyseaux)
& selections from 9 German Arias by Georg Friedrich Händel (Meine Seele hört im Sehen & Singe Seele, Gott zum Preise)

Lopez Island: Wednesday afternoon, january 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477
Orcas Island: Wednesday evening, january 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683
Whidbey Island: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Church  · 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland · (360) 331-4887
Seattle: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611
Bellingham: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890
Vancouver, BC: Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM
· Ryerson United Church · 2195 West 45th Avenue in Vancouver
Tacoma: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201

Anna Marsh, baroque bassoonJanuary 22 - February 3, 2015:
WINDS of the BAROQUE
Sand Dalton ~ baroque oboe (Orcas, Lopez, Seattle and Vancouver only)
Anna Marsh ~ baroque bassoon
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord

Chamber music for wind instruments and harpsichord from the courts of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Frederick the Great.

Orcas Island: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church  · 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound · (360) 376-6683
Lopez Island: Friday, january 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Grace Church · 70 Sunset Lane · (360) 468-3477
San Juan Island: Saturday afternoon, january 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM
· San Juan Island Grange  · 152 - 1st Street in Friday Harbor · (360) 376-6683
Bellingham: Saturay evening, January 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· St. Paul's Episcopal Church · 2117 Walnut Street · (360) 733-2890
Tacoma: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· Trinity Lutheran Church · 12115 Park Avenue South in Parkland (Tacoma) · (253) 537-0201
Seattle: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Christ Episcopal Church · 4548 Brooklyn Ave. NE · (206) 633-1611
Vancouver, BC: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM
· Ryerson United Church · 2195 West 45th Avenue in Vancouver · (604) 266-5377
Whidbey Island: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM
· St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Church  · 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland · (360) 331-4887
Vashon Island: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM • download flier •
· Bethel Church  · 148th Ave SW & 119th Street (14736 SW Bethel Lane) • (206) 567-4255

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~ updated February 17, 2015 ~

PREVIOUS FESTIVALS:   2011  •  2012  •  2013  •  2014

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

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival evolved from Concert Spirituel, which since the early 1980s in Seattle and Chicago has featured harpsichordists Elisabeth Wright, George Shangrow, David Schrader and John Whitelaw (Belgium), violinists Stanley Ritchie 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. 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. In this spirit we are excited to present the fifth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival.

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