Salish Sea Early Music Festival – Early 19th-Century Serenades

Oleg Timofeyev – Contributed photo

Early 19th-Century Serenades for guitar, viola and flute will be presented in this second 2019 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance featuring guitarist Oleg Timofeyev, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Stephen Creswell.

Included will be the Sérénade by guitarist and mandolin virtuoso Leonardo de Call (1767-1815), the Troisième Sérénade by flutist Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852), and another Troisième Sérénade by violinist and guitar composer Joseph Küffner (1776-1856). These early 19th-century trios are for an unusual combination of instruments that was in vogue only during a few decades and are representative of the emerging romanticism of the early 19th century and the subsequent blossoming of chamber music with guitar by virtuosos on their evolving instruments.

Jeffrey Cohan will play an 8-keyed flute made in London in 1820 of Jamaican cocuswood with silver ornamental rings and keys, made in London in 1820 by George Rudall with assistance from George Willis. In 1821 Rudall joined with Rose to make Rudall & Rose flutes, which have found their way into the hands of some of today’s most well-known flutists playing traditional Irish music. Oleg Timofeyev’s guitar was made in 1820 in Russia.

Lopez Island: February 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Episcopal Church · 70 Sunset Lane, Lopez Island   

San Juan Island: February 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Brickworks,150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor/SanJuan Island   

Orcas Island: February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church · 107 Enchanted Forest Road, Eastsound   

Suggested Donation: $15, $20 or $25 18 & under Free

Posted on February 17, 2019 at 5:35 am by

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