2018 SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL seven programs of early music on period instruments on Whidbey Island

by Jeffrey Cohan 17th January 2018

Treble Viol, Baroque Guitar & Flute, the opening performance among seven in the 2018 Salish Sea Early Music Festival, 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, along with renaissance and baroque flutist and artistic director Jeffrey Cohan.


The treble viol was widely used during the 17th and early 18th centuries but is extremely seldom to be heard today, as is also true of the renaissance transverse flute. 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.


This opening concert takes place on Sunday, January 28 at 7:00 PM at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church at 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. Please visit our website  or call (360) 331-4887 for additional information. Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), and those 18 & under are free.


Upcoming 2018 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance schedule

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



Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM


(see above)

Annalisa Pappano (Cincinnati) ~ treble viol

Michael Freimuth (Kiel, Germany) ~ baroque guitar

Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance & baroque flutes


Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Fabulous baroque flute trios with harpsichord with renowned flutists

Janet See, and Mindy Rosenfeld of the Baltimore Consort.

Janet See ~ baroque flute

Mindy Rosenfeld (San Francisco) ~ baroque flute

Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute

Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord


Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM

  • FOUR PART CANZONAS 1585-1625 •

Rarely-heard Italian four-part canzona, inspired by four-part

 French and Flemish chansons, which blossomed in print from 1582 to 1628 concurrently with the emerging "baroque" style.

Anna Marsh ~ dulcian (renaissance bassoon)

Courtney Kuroda ~  violin

Stephen Creswell ~ viola

Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance flute


Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The intensely moving and intimate vocal French air de cour inspired instrumentalists

from the late 16th century and yielded trends that resonated still in the early 1700's.

Susie Napper (Montreal) ~ viola da gamba

Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute


Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM


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.

Carrie Krause (Bozeman) ~ baroque violin

John Lenti ~ theorbo & baroque guitar

Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute


Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The 5th Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach

and other works for flute, violin, harpsichord and string chamber orchestra.

Carrie Krause ~ baroque violin

Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute

Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord

Courtney Kuroda ~ baroque violin

Stephen Creswell ~ baroque viola

Anna Marsh ~ baroque bassoon


Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM


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.

Oleg TImofeyev (Iowa City), baroque lute

Jeffrey Cohan, eight-keyed flute



About the Artists




ANNALISA PAPPANO, artistic director of the Catacoustic Consort, performs throughout the United States and Europe on treble viol, pardessus de viole, lirone and viola da gamba. Her playing has been described by critics as “mercurial and enchanting” and “with a sound that is lighter than air with the airy luster of gilding on the mirrors of a rococo drawing room.” She has performed throughout Belgium, England, Ireland, Colombia, Canada, and the U.S., has appeared on nationally syndicated radio and has played at the Berkeley and Vancouver Early Music Festivals and the Ojai Music Festival. Pappano is a member of Atalante (England) and has performed with numerous other ensembles including the Houston Grand Opera, the Cleveland Opera, the Portland Opera, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Les Voix Baroques, Opera Atelier, the Toronto Consort, the Concord Ensemble, Cappella Artemisia (Bologna), the Dublin Drag Orchestra, Wildcat Viols, and Consortium Carissimi.




Pappano has taught at Viola da Gamba Society of America national conclaves, the Viola da Gamba Society Pacific Northwest and Northeast chapters, the San Diego Early Music Workshop, Viols West, the Madison Early Music Workshop, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities. Pappano led the Catacoustic Consort to win the grand prize in the Naxos / Early Music America Live Recording Competition and recorded a program of Italian laments on the Naxos label. Annalisa Pappano studied with Wendy Gillespie at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute and Catharina Meints at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She is currently teaching viola da gamba at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.





MICHAEL FREIMUTH is among today's most highly sought after lute players both as soloist and in ensemble with others, including well known German baroque orchestras such as the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin with whom he toured the United States, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomanerchor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. He has worked for many years alongside conductor Ivor Bolton in opera productions in Munich, Paris, London, Amsterdam and for the Salzburger Festspiele.



He has made numerous recordings for, among others, the Berlin Musical Instruments Museum. His primary focus is in dealing with the baroque lute and works of Sylvius Leopold Weiss and J.S. Bach, including a solo CD with hitherto unknown works by S. L. Weiss, played on an original lute from 1740, and arrangements of songs of Schubert's time on guitars of his period, including most recently a version of the complete "Winterreise" song cycle by Franz Schubert for 9-string guitar. He is co-editor of the facsimile volume "Lute music from Schloss Rohrau", including works by S.L. Weiss.  He studied the guitar in Essen and Vienna with K.Scheit and K. Ragossnig





JEFFREY COHAN has received international acclaim both as a modern flutist and as one of the foremost specialists on transverse flutes from the renaissance through the early 19th century. He won the Erwin Bodky Award in Boston, and first place in the Flanders Festival International Concours Musica Antiqua for Ensembles in Brugge, Belgium with lutenist Stephen Stubbs. First Prize winner of the Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Competition in New York and recipient of grants from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music and the French Government, he has performed in more than 25 countries including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mongolia, and for the USIA Arts America Program in the South Pacific, South America, Turkey and Portugal. The New York Times has heralded his ability to "play several superstar flutists one might name under the table".





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