2018 Salish Sea Music Festival presents ‘flute trios’

Submitted by the Salish Sea Music Festival

Baroque flutists Janet See, Mindy Rosenfeld and Jeffrey Cohan and harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie offer a moving program in memory of their friend, third-generation flute maker extraordinaire Rudolf Tutz of Innsbruck at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16 at Brickworks. Their instruments, which sound two half-steps below modern pitch, acquire the more richly textured breadth of tone color which Bach and other 18th-century musicians took for granted but that is so extremely rare to be appreciated today, even among specialists.

Music from English, Scottish, German and French composers to include: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Michel Blavet, Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis-Antoine Dorne, Henry Purcell, and James Oswald.

2018 Schedule

Each performance of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival will be held at Brickworks in Friday Harbor.

Flute Trios: 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16

A baroque flute trios with harpsichord with renowned flutist, featuring Janet See and Mindy Rosenfeld of the Baltimore Consort.

Four Part Canzonas 1585-1625: 7 p.m., Sunday, March 11

A 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.

The Instrumental Air De Cour: 7 p.m., Friday, April 13

The intensely moving and intimate vocal French air de cour, which inspired instrumentalists from the late 16th century and yielded trends that resonated still in the early 1700s.

The Capable Virtuoso: 1 p.m., Sunday, May 20

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.

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto: 1 p.m., Sunday, May 27

The fifth Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach and other works for flute, violin, harpsichord and string chamber orchestra.

Frederick the Great: 7 p.m. Friday, June 8

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.