Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival.
Musica Alta Ripa Goes Baroque features violinist Anne Röhrig and harpsichordist Bernward Lohr, two internationally renowned musicians who come from Hannover in Germany to join flutist Jeffrey Cohan for a program of baroque chamber music on Saturday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Brickworks at 150 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor.
Harpsichordist Bernward Lohr is director of Hanover’s Musica Alta Ripa, one of Germany’s most active period instrument ensembles. Baroque violinist Anne Röhrig, leads the Hannoversche Hofkapelle (the “Hanover Court Orchestra”), another of Europe’s premier baroque orchestras. With baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan they will present 18th-century French, Italian and German trio sonatas and solos by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Archangelo Corelli, Andre Chéron, Louis-Antoine Dornel, Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Christian Bach. This program pays tribute to the vibrant early music scene in Hannover, Germany. “Hannover” originally evolved from “Hohes Ufer”, meaning “high riverbank” or “Alta Ripa” in Latin.
Bernward Lohr and Anne Röhrig are professors at music conservatories in both Hannover and Nuremburg, Germany. Their more than 30 recordings have garnered many of the most important awards in Europe for recordings including the Diapason Dòr, the Cannes Classical Award, the German Recording Critics’ Prize, and several times the coveted Echo Klassik Award. Both were awarded the 2002 Music Award of Lower Saxony.
The entire 2023 festival program follows, all at Brickworks. Admission is by suggested donation of $20 or $25 (a free will offering), and those 18 and under are free. For additional information please see www.salishseafestival.org/sanjuan.
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is proud to be an affiliate organization of Early Music America, which develops, strengthens, and celebrates early music and historically informed performance in North America. SSEMF has presented countless first performances in modern times of period instrument renditions of early works.