Contributed photo/Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Contributed photo/Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Sat May 19th, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 27 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. The performance will include Jonathan Oddie on harpsichord, Carrie Krause on Baroque violin, Jeffrey Cohan on Baroque flute, and Anna Marsh on Baroque bassoon.

Admission is by donation of $15, $20 or $25 and those 18 and under are free.

Krause, a Baroque violinist, is concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony and New Trinity Baroque in Portland. She performs regularly as soloist and ensemble member for many of the most important period instrument ensembles throughout the United States and has performed throughout Europe. Raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, she resides in Bozeman, Montana, where she performs with the Meritage String Quartet and teaches a studio of 35 students. An avid adventurer, Krause placed first in her age group in the Springfield Missouri Marathon and second in her age group in the Old Gabe 50k Trail race.

Harpsichordist Oddie has performed on early and modern keyboard instruments as a soloist, chamber musician and ensemble member throughout the United States, England and Germany. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he performs across the Pacific Northwest with ensembles including Musica Maestrale and the newly-formed Seattle-based chamber ensemble Sound Counterpoint. He has also performed as a member of the orchestras of Pacific MusicWorks, the Aston Magna Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Mercury Baroque, and Oxford Baroque as well as the Seattle Symphony. Oddie holds degrees in piano and harpsichord from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied harpsichord with Elisabeth Wright and was awarded the Performer’s Certificate for his performance of Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations. He is currently finishing a doctorate in musicology on the instrumental music of Orlando Gibbons at the University of Oxford.

Baroque bassoonist Marsh plays Renaissance, Baroque, classical and modern double‐reeds and recorders. Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Anna appears regularly with many of the most important orchestras and ensembles performing early orchestral and chamber music around the country. She has been the featured soloist with the Foundling Orchestra with Marion Verbruggen, Arion Orchestre Baroque, The Buxtehude Consort, The Dryden Ensemble, The Indiana University Baroque Orchestra and others. She co-directs Ensemble Lipzodes and has taught both privately and at festivals and master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Los Angeles Music and Art School, the Amherst Early Music, and Hawaii Performing Arts Festivals and the Albuquerque, San Francisco Early Music Society and Western Double Reed Workshop. She has also been heard on Performance Today, Harmonia and CBC radio and recorded for Chandos, Analekta, Centaur, Naxos, the Super Bowl, Avie, and Musica Omnia. Marsh has studied music and German studies at Mt. Holyoke College, The Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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 Renaissance. 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. The New York Times has heralded his ability to “play several superstar flutists one might name under the table.”

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival is proud to be a new affiliate organization of Early Music America, which develops, strengthens and celebrates early music and historically informed performance.

For the eighth year, the festival features seven San Juan performances of chamber music from the Renaissance through the time of Beethoven on period instruments. For information, visit www.salishseafestival.org/sanjuan.

 

Contributed photo/Salish Sea Early Music Festival
                                Jeffrey Cohen.

Contributed photo/Salish Sea Early Music Festival Jeffrey Cohen.

Contributed photo/Salish Sea Early Music Festival
                                Harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie.

Contributed photo/Salish Sea Early Music Festival Harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie.