Salish Sea Festival to give final performance for 2019

Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m., Orcas Adventist Church

— from Jeffrey Cohan —

In the eighth and final Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance on Orcas Island in 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 Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Joseph Haydn and others in 18th-Century Quartets on Saturday evening, June 22 at 7:00 PM at the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church at 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound.

Please see the complete schedule on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands for this particular performance.

The program will range from one of the most well known quartets for these instruments by Georg Philipp Telemann from early in the century to a quartet for obbligato keyboard with flute, viola, cello by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788), a quartet by Joseph 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 (a free will offering), and those 18 & under are free.

In 2019 the Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents 8 performances on Orcas Island 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

Complete performance schedule in the San Juan Islands for 18th Century Quartets:

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