Submitted by Salish Sea Early Music Festival
Flutist Jeffrey Cohan and harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor will perform the sonatas for flute and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Flute Sonatas at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Brickworks, presented by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival.
Professor at the Conservatory of Music in Lubeck, Germany, and former organist at the St. Marien Kirche, Schnoor has performed the Goldberg Variations 120 times, perhaps more than any other living harpsichordist. Cohan is artistic director of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival, and has worked with Schnoor for more than three decades.
Admission is by suggested donation of $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), and those 18 and under are free. For more information, visit https://www.salishseafestival.org/sanjuan.html.
Schnoor is one of Germany’s leading performers (organ, piano and harpsicord) and conductors of period instrument performances of the instrumental and choral works of Bach and others. He is a professor for harpsichord, basso continuo, early performance practice and music theory at the Lübeck Conservatory of Music and director of the Remter Concerts at the St. Annen Museum and the city’s Kunsthalle in Lübeck. He was also the cantor and organist at the St. Jakobi Church in Lübeck, and director of the Neumünster Bach Choir, Concerto Lübeck and the Hamburg Consort and has won numerous awards and made many solo recordings.
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 the highest prize awarded in the Flanders Festival International Concours Musica Antiqua for Ensembles in Brugge, Belgium. 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.