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ORCAS ADVENTIST

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
107 Enchanted Forest Road
Eastsound · (360) 376-6683



Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church
please note:
Concerts at 5:00 PM


Suggested Donation:
$20 to $30
(a free will offering - everyone welcome!)
•  18 and under FREE  •

Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church

SSEMF presents outstanding
early chamber music on Orcas Island
thanks to your support.


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.

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are fully tax deductible in accordance with the law. Your donations are welcomed at https://www.salishseafestival.org/donate .


✣ With special thanks
to the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church




2024 Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Orcas Island
~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries on Orcas Island and around the Salish Sea ~
download REVISED Orcas Island SSEMF 2024 season flyer
~ Presented in collaboration with the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church ~



  May 22, 2024 at 5 PM in Eastsound  Renaissance flute and lute



BAROQUE CONCERTI

Jeffrey Cohan
~ baroque flute ~
Elizabeth Phelps
~ baroque violin ~
Victoria Gunn
~ baroque viola ~
Martin Bonham
~ baroque cello ~





JACQUES AUBERT
Concerto in D Major, Opus 26 No. 3
ANTONIO VIVALDI
Flute Concerto "La Notte", Opus 10 No. 2
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Quatuor in D Major (1752)
JOHANN MELCHIOR MOLTER
  Concertino in G Major


~ Earlier concerts this season ~


  Wednesday, JANUARY 24 at 5:00 PM in Eastsound 
Renaissance flute and lute

THREE CENTURIES:
GUITAR, THEORBO & FLUTE  

Michael Freimuth
 ~ renaissance guitar & theorbo ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~ renaissance & baroque flutes ~
16th Century
Diego Ortiz • William Byrd
Giovanni Bassano
Girolamo Dalla Casa
17th Century
Giovanni Paulo Cima
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Giovanni Battista Buonamenti
Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde
18th Century
Arcangelo CorelliAndré Chéron
Robert de Visée


Join us for the opening 2024 Salish Sea Early Music Festival and an unusual and expansive journey through the music for guitar, lute and flute of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, including elaborate jazzed-up versions of well known songs of the time, published by the incredible wind instrument virtuosi of the late 16th century, along with canzonas, sonatas and suites from Spain, Italy, England and France. The instruments include the renaissance guitar, which is considerably smaller and more mellow-toned than its modern descendant, theorbo (an extremely long-necked lute), the one-piece cylindrical renaissance flute along with the bass renaissance flute, and the one-keyed baroque flute.

 Michael FreimuthJeffrey Cohan


  Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm on Orcas 
Stubbs Napper Cohan
SIMPHONIE NOUVELLE:
LOUIS XIV & J.S. BACH

Stephen Stubbs
baroque guitar ~
Susie Napper
~ viola da gamba ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~ baroque flute ~

guitarists
Diego Francesco Corbetta (1615-1681)
Robert De Visée (c.1655-1733)
viola da gambists
Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (c.1640-c.1700)
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Jacques Morel (c.1680-c.1740)
flutist
Michel de la Barre (c.1675-1745)
composers
Élisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Louis XIV


Louis XIV gathered the finest musicians of France at his court in Versailles and this program features many of the late 17th and early 18th-century guitarists, viola da gambists, flutists and other composers associated with his illustrious musical establishment, alongside the Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034 of Johann Sebastian Bach.





  Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00 pm on Orcas  Renaissance flute and lute

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN:
PARIS QUARTETS 

David Greenberg
~  baroque violin ~
Elisabeth Wright
~ harpsichord ~
Susie Napper
~ viola da gamba ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~ baroque flute ~

Quadri a violino, flauto traversiere, viola da gamba
o violoncello, e fondamento (1730):
Concerto II in D Major
Sonata II in G Minor
Nouveaux quatuors en six suites (1738):
Premier Quatuor in D Major
4e. Quatuor in B Minor


Having been invited by several of the most prominent French musicians to visit Paris, Telemann composed and published the first set of his remarkable "Paris Quartets" in 1730, and left Hamburg for Paris seven years later, where all 12 of the quartets were performed, almost surely with Teleman himself on the harpsichord. The second set of quartets was published in Paris during this visit in 1738. Two years later Telemann related the following:

       "The admirable performances of these quartets by Messrs Blavet (transverse flute), Guignon (violin), the younger Forcroy [i.e. Forqueray] (viola da gamba) and Edouard (cello) would be worth describing were it possible for words to be found to do them justice. In short, they won the attention of the ears of the court and the town, and procured for me in a very little time an almost universal renown and increased esteem."
Napper Wright Greenberg Cohan


  Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 5:00 PM in Eastsound  Haydn

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
TRIOS 

Jeffrey Cohan
~ 8-keyed flute ~
Lindsey Strand-Polyak
~  baroque violin ~
Martin Bonham
~ baroque cello ~


Franz Joseph Haydn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Franz Anton Hoffmeister

François Devienne


As the most celebrated composer in all of Europe for much of his career, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was Mozart’s mentor and friend as well as Beethoven’s tutor. The program will include three trios for flute, violin and cello by Haydn, selections from a 1795 arrangement for these instruments of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute”, and a trio by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, a friend of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven who published music by all three.


  Wednesday, April 10, 2024 in Eastsound  Arwen Myers Myers">



SPRINGTIME BAROQUE:
AIRS for SPRING

Arwen Myers
~  soprano ~
Elisabeth Wright
~  harpsichord ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~  baroque flute ~








Johann Sebastin Bach
Seele, deine Spätzereien
(from the Easter Oratorio)
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
Orphée
(Cantata)
George Frideric Handel
Singe, Seele & Flammende Rose
(from 9 German Arias)
Toussaint Bordet
Recueil D'Airs Avec Accompagnement de Flute
(selections)
Francois Couperin
Les Fauvétes Plaintives & La Linote-éfarouchée
(harpsichord solo)







  Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM in Eastsound 
Rombouts The Concert 1620

RENAISSANCE PSALMS,
IRISH BAROQUE & FOLK  

Oleg TImofeyev
 renaissance lute, English guitar
& 7-string guitar (1820)

Jeffrey Cohan
renaissance & baroque flutes
& 8-keyed flute (1820)


17th Century
Nicolas Vallet
Jacob Van Eyck
Girolamo Dalla Casa
18th Century
James Oswald
Francesco Barsanti
Turlough O'Carolan
19th Century
Mauro Giuliani
Louis Drouet
Charles Nicholson

This program, in three parts, opens with settings of Psalms and variations on folk melodies by early 17th-century flutist Jacob Van Eyck, lutenist Nicolas Vallet and others performed on renaissance descant, tenor and bass transverse flutes and lute. Then, baroque flute and the rare but once quite popular wire-strung English Guitar of the 18th century is to be heard performing the folk tunes of Scotland and Ireland as interpreted and varied by the early 18th-century composers Francesco Barsanti, Turlough O'Carolan, James Oswald and others. Finally, an Eastern European 7-string guitar made in 1820 in Russia alongside an eight-keyed flute made in London in the same year bring to life variations on popular tunes by Mauro Giuliani, Louis Drouet, Charles Nicholson and other virtuoso flutists and guitarists of Beethoven’s day.
Timofeyev & Cohan


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baroque flute
SSEMF presents outstanding early chamber music
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thanks to your support.