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2018 Salish Sea New Music
~ Period Instrument chamber music from our own time ~
William O. Smith: October 27 through November 4, 2018

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2018 Salish Sea Early Music Festival
~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries around the Salish Sea ~

Silvius Leopold Weiss


• June 8-16, 2018

SILVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS
Oleg TImofeyev ~ baroque lute
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute


Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), the most prolific and highly esteemed lutenist of the baroque who is reported to have rivaled Johann Sebastian Bach in improvisational skill and worked for more than three decades at the court of the Elector of Saxony in Dresden alongside French flute virtuoso Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin (1689-1768), wrote much music for obbligato, or fully written out, lute and flute. The flute part has unfortunately been lost but a new reconstruction is to be premiered in this performance. The program will also include music for obbligato lute and flute by lutenist Ernst Gottlieb Baron (1696-1760) and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (1739-1796), a student of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.
Oleg Timofeyev & Jeffrey Cohan

~ previous performances this season ~
  Annalisa Pappano
• January 22-28, 2018

TREBLE VIOL, BAROQUE GUITAR & FLUTE
Annalisa Pappano (Cincinnati) ~ treble viol
Michael Freimuth (Kiel, Germany) ~ baroque guitar
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance & baroque flutes


The treble viol was widely used during the 17th and early 18th centuries but is seldom to be heard today, particularly in combination with renaissance transverse flute. Our opening performance features Annalisa Pappano from Cincinnati, one of the world's foremost players of treble viol, who also plays the pardessus de viole, lirone and viola da gamba and directs the Catacoustic Consort, and Michael Freimuth from Kiel Germany, one of Europe's most active performers on baroque guitar and theorbo. This exploration of mostly French and Italian repertoire for treble viol, baroque guitar and flute from about 1625 to 1725 will present solos, duos and trios by Buonamente, Sweelinck, Heudelinne, Lully, De Visee and Cheron.
Michael Freimuth

Mindy RosenfeldJanet See
    • February 10-18, 2018
  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.


renaissance fluteAnna Marsh



• March 5-14, 2018

FOUR PART CANZONAS 1585-1625
Anna Marsh ~ dulcian (renaissance bassoon)
Courtney Kuroda ~  violin
Stephen Criswell ~ viola
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance flute


An in-depth exploration of the rarely-heard Italian four-part canzona, inspired by four-part
French and Flemish chansons, which blossomed in print from 1582 to 1628 concurrently with increasing
activity among violin makers and players in Milan, Brescia and Cremona, and with the emerging "baroque" style.


Susie Napper
  • April 8-15, 2018
SONGS WITHOUT WORDS 1550-1750
Susie Napper ~ viola da gamba
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance and baroque flutes

An intimate tribute to the power of song as rendered instrumentally: renaissance two-part settings of 16th-century French songs, virtuoso diminutions on Palestrina's beautiful madrigal Vestiva e colli, selections from Cima's Concerti Ecclesiastici, exquisite airs de cour from the time of Louis XIII and Louis XIV and favorite Scottish and Irish airs as rendered by 18th-century insrumentalists. Also music by Johann Sebastian Bach, James Oswald and Georg Friderick Handel.

Carrie Krause



   • May 16-22, 2018
THE ABLE VIRTUOSO
Carrie Krause ~ baroque violin
John Lenti ~ theorbo & baroque guitar
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute


Johann Mattheson's "The Able 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.

Jeffrey CohanCarrie Krause, violin


• May 23-31, 2018

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.

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