Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will be performing “17th-Century Canzonas” Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Brickworks, 150 Nichols St. in Friday Harbor. Admission is by a suggested donation of $15, $20 or $25, 18 and under are free.
The concert includes Anna Marsh, dulcian, Shulamit Kleinerman, renaissance violin, John Lenti, theorbo and baroque guitar, and Jeffrey Cohan, renaissance transverse flute.
Renaissance transverse flute, renaissance violin, held against the upper chest as fiddlers sometimes do today, and dulcian or renaissance bassoon along with both theorbo, a very long-necked lute and baroque guitar will be heard in this exploration of a unique language of expressive nuance from a transitional period which bridged renaissance and baroque styles. These instruments are radically different in tone and technique from those used just half a century later and bring this music to life. Among the composers to be represented are organist and violinist Tarquinio Merula, violinists Marco Uccellini and Giovanni Battista Buonamente and the dulcian virtuoso Bartholomé de Selma y Salaverde, all from the early 17th century.
For more information, visit www.salishseafestival.org.