Concerti from the Court of Frederick the Great presented by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival.

Concerti from the Court of Frederick the Great, presented by the 2022 Salish Sea Early Music Festival, features special guest harpsichordist David Schrader from Chicago with flutist Jeffrey Cohan and baroque chamber orchestra in a program of works by composers associated with the Prussian king’s renowned musical court, including Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Joachim Quantz and the flutist king himself.

David Schrader will play Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach‘s harpsichord concerto in D Minor and the Ricercare for solo harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach from the Musical Offering, which Bach presented to the flutist king following his visit to the king and Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel in 1747. Jeffrey Cohan will play flute concerti by Frederick’s court keyboardist Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, by Frederick the Great II of Prussia and by the Prussian king’s flute teacher Johann Joachim Quantz on an exact copy of a flute made by Quantz for King Frederick at an extremely low pitch, where the flute sounds particularly sonorous. The orchestra includes Elizabeth Phelps and Courtney Kuroda on baroque violin, Lindsey Strand-Polyak on baroque viola and Annabeth Shirley on baroque cello.

The concert takes place on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Brickworks at 150 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor. A suggested donation of $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering) will be requested, and those 18 & under are free. Masks and vaccination are required. For additional information please see