Contributed photo. Caroline Nicolas.

Contributed photo. Caroline Nicolas.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival plays Bach for last performance of 2019

  • Wed Jun 19th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival

In the eighth and final Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance at Brickworks for 2019, harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie, violist and violinist Stephen Creswell, baroque cellist Caroline Nicolas and one-key baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan perform quartets stretching through the 18th century by Georg Philip Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Joseph Haydn and others in “18th-Century Quartets” on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Brickworks, at 150 Nichols St., in Friday Harbor.

The program will range from one of the most well-known quartets for these instruments by Telemann from early in the century to a quartet for obbligato keyboard with flute, viola, cello by Bach (1714-1788), a quartet by Haydn and other rarely heard quartets by little-known late 18th-century composers Tommaso Giordani (c. 1730-1806), J. Schmittbauer (1718-1809) and Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741-1801).

Please see for additional information. Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25, and those 18 and under are free.

In 2019 the Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents eight performances in Friday Harbor and 84 performances all around the Salish Sea of early chamber music performed on period instruments. The festival has presented countless first performances in modern times of period instrument renditions of early works, and 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. Flutist Jeffrey Cohan is the festival’s artistic director. Additional information is available at

Other performances in the San Juan Islands for “Early 17th-Century Canzonas”:

• Lopez Island: Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m. at Grace Church, 70 Sunset Ln.

• Orcas Island: Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m. at the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church, 107 Enchanted Forest Rd. in Eastsound.


Contributed photo. Jonathan Oddie.

Contributed photo. Jonathan Oddie.