Spring Baroque Festival

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a Spring Baroque Festival of three contrasting performances of early orchestral and chamber music on period instruments on Vashon Island.

— May 18: The Able Virtuoso
“The Able Virtuoso” on Friday noon, May 18 at 7:30PM will feature violinist Carrie Krause from Bozeman, Montana, lutenist John Lenti and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan in a program of baroque trio sonatas from France, Italy and Germany for violin and flute with theorbo (a very long-necked lute) and baroque guitar by 18th-century French, Italian and German composers. Johann Mattheson’s The Able Virtuoso, published in Hamburg in 1720, sets the tone for this program of virtuoso trio sonatas inspired by Corelli and the fusion of Italian, French, and German styles, which were quite distinct in the 18th century. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Archangelo Corelli, Pietro Locatelli, Antoine Dornel and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier will be featured in this virtuoso survey of the great variety of musical styles of 18th century Europe.

— May 23: Bach and Vivaldi Concerti
Concerti by Bach and Vivaldi on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 PM will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s ebullient Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, one of the most well-loved orchestral works of the Baroque, with soloists Jonathan Oddie (harpsichord), Carrie Krause (violin) and Jeffrey Cohan (flute), along with the Salish Sea Early Music Festival Chamber Orchestra. Other works on this program of baroque concerti will include the “Pisendel” Violin Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi with soloist Carrie Krause, a Bassoon Concerto by Vivaldi with soloist Anna Marsh, and a Flute Concerto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with soloist Jeffrey Cohan.

— June 13: Silvius Leopold Weiss
In “Silvius Leopold Weiss” on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM baroque lutenist Oleg TImofeyev from Iowa City, Iowa and Jeffrey Cohan, on the one-keyed baroque flute, will play music by Silvius Leopold Weiss, the most prolific and highly esteemed lutenist of the baroque, who worked frequently with flute virtuoso Gabriel Buffardin and wrote much music for obbligato, or fully written out, lute and flute.

The concerts take place at Bethel Church at 148th Ave SW & 119th Street on Vashon Island. For additional information please see www.salishseafestival.org/vashon. or call (206) 567-4255. Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), and those 18 & under are free.