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Giuliani, flute, guitar, featured in Salish Sea Early Music 'Fest' finale

Jimmy Page? No, it
Jimmy Page? No, it's guitarist John Schneiderman, featured performer in the season finale of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival, June 2.
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Renowned “plucked instruments” virtuoso John Schneiderman will be the featured performer in the Salish Sea Early Music Festival’s final show of the season.

A specialist in performance and repertoire of 18th century lutes and 19th century guitars, Schneiderman will be accompanied by festival artistic director Jeffrey Cohan, an awarding winning flutist in his own right, in presenting the 2013 finale, “Giulianiad: The Music  of Mauro Giuliani”, Sunday, June 2, at San Juan Island No.966 Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, beginning at 7 p.m.

Heralded by many as the most famous composer of music for flute and guitar, Giuliani, a friend of Beethoven, is considered a guitar virtuoso whose music is rarely heard on the instruments with which he and Beethoven were familiar. Giuliani composed the “cream” of the flute and guitar duo repertoire from Beethoven’s time, Cohan says, which includes duos, serenades, divertimenti, marches, dances, and arrangements of opera melodies and other popular tunes of his day in variations and potpourris.

Mauro GuilianiThe Giulianiad was a journal for guitarists published in London a few years after Giuliani’s death in 1829.

A co-founder of the chamber ensemble Galanterie and The Czar’s Guitars, Schneiderman has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Seattle Baroque, orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and many other critically acclaimed chamber musical groups.

He is on the faculties of University of California, Irvine, and Irvine Valley College, and has previously been a faculty member at California State University and the Long Beach and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Suggested donations are: $15-$20 for adults, $5 students, and free for anyone 18 and under. Info, 378-6632 (Grange), or

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