Salish Sea Early Music Festival
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All concerts at 7:30 PM

All at St. Paul's with the exception of

Valentine's Day, February 14
at The Majestic Ballroom

1027 North Forest Street in Bellingham

St. Paul's Bellingham

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$15, $20 or $25
(a free will offering - everyone welcome)
•  18 and under FREE  •

St. Paul's courtyard

SSEMF presents outstanding
early chamber music in Bellingham
thanks to your support.
All donations are fully tax-deductible

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

Susie Napper

 • Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM
~ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church ~
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

 • Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM
~ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church ~
Carrie Krause ~ baroque violin
John Lenti ~ theorbo & baroque guitar
Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute

Johann Mattheson's "The Capable 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

 • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM
~ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church ~
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.

Flutist Frederick the Great

 • Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
~ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church ~
Jefrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
Oleg TImofeyev ~ baroque lute

Slvius Leopold Weiss, the most prolific and highly esteemed lutenist of the baroque and teacher of Frederick the Great, wrote sonatas for obbligato lute and flute from which this program branches out to explore music at the court of the flutist King Frederick II of Prussia.

previous performances this season ~
  Annalisa Pappano
• Monday, January 22, 2018
at 7:30 PM •
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. This exploration of repertoire for guitar and two treble instruments features Annalisa Pappano, one of the foremost players of treble viol, pardessus de viole, lirone and viola da gamba and director of the Catacoustic Consort, and Michael Freimuth, one of Europe's most active performers on baroque guitar and theorbo.Michael Freimuth

Mindy RosenfeldJanet See
• Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM •
(Valentine's Day!)
~ at The Majestic Ballroom ~
1027 N Forest Street in Bellingham
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

 • Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
~ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church ~
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.

~ updated March 24, 2018 ~
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