BAROQUE IN TRANSITION: 1600-1700

by Jeffrey Cohan 3rd May 2017

Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690)

2017 SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

~ six programs of early chamber music on period instruments on Whidbey Island and around the Salish Sea ~

 

WHAT:     BAROQUE IN TRANSITION: 1600-1700:

 

       Trios on both late renaissance and early baroque instruments demonstrate an evolving 17th-century musical perspective. (Salish Sea Early Music Festival)

 

WHEN:     Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

 

WHERE:   St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at

                5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland

 

ADMISSION:   suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), 18 & under free

 

MORE INFO: please see our website  or call St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at (360) 331-4887 

  

The fifth 2017 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance, BAROQUE IN TRANSITION: 1600-1700, illuminates an evolving 17th century musical perspective in Italy and France on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland, with Seattle Baroque Orchestra founder Ingrid Matthews on baroque violin, Indiana University professor Elisabeth Wright on harpsichord, and flutist Jeffrey Cohan playing both the one-piece renaissance flute and the baroque one-keyed flute. 

 

Ingrid matthews

   

Jeffrey Cohan

 

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth Wright

   

 

The fifth 2017 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance, BAROQUE IN TRANSITION: 1600-1700, illuminates an evolving 17th century musical perspective in Italy and France on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland, with Seattle Baroque Orchestra founder Ingrid Matthews on baroque violin, Indiana University professor Elisabeth Wright on harpsichord, and flutist Jeffrey Cohan playing both the one-piece renaissance flute and the baroque one-keyed flute.

 

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival provides new perspective on 17th-century performance practice in this performance of works for two soprano instruments and harpsichord. Renaissance flute, violin and harpsichord, once a familiar combination of instruments, has been rarely heard since the flute underwent a fundamental evolution in the late 17th century. Although the Baroque period in music is said to begin around 1600, some instruments, notably the transverse flute, were slower than others to evolve to suit the stylistic currents and expressive requirements of the day. This program provides an opportunity to hear the "renaissance" and "baroque" flute types side by side as they relate to these evolving musical colors, which differed greatly in France and Italy.

 

The program will include works from early 17th-century Italy by Giovanni Legrenzi, Marco Uccellini, Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Tarquinio Merula and Girolamo Frescobaldi, and from late-17th-century France and Italy by Louis Couperin, Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Archangelo Corelli.

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Upcoming Whidbey Island 2017 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance schedule

at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

  • Baroque in Transition: 1600-1700 •

Chamber music in transition: 17th-century trios on both late renaissance and early baroque instruments.

Ingrid Matthews, violin

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord

Jeffrey Cohan, baroque and renaissance flutes

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM

  • Giuliani's Guitar

Virtuoso works from the early 19th-century golden age for flute and guitar.

John Schneiderman, guitar

Jeffrey Cohan, eight-keyed flute

 

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The 2017 Salish Sea Early Music Festival, for the seventh year featuring the some of the finest period instrument specialists from the North America and Europe, presents six contrasting performances of chamber music from the Renaissance through the time of Beethoven on period instruments on Whidbey Island, this year with three musicians from Germany, one from Montreal and others from around the USA and the Pacific Northwest. The festival has presented countless first performances in modern times of period instrument renditions of early works. Additional information is available at http://www.salishseafestival.org/whidbey.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 12:49pm.
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