Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents ‘An Amusement for Flute and Guitar’

  • Wed Mar 11th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

The 2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “An Amusement for Flute and Guitar.”

This concert features Beethoven-era Amusements, Divertissements and other duos for flute and guitar by Mauro Giuliani and others, performed on period instruments with guitarist Oleg Timofeyev and 8-keyed flutist Jeffrey Cohan at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at Grace Episcopal Church.

Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free-will offering), and those 18 and under are free. For more information, visit www.salishseafestival.org/lopez or call the church at 360-468-3477.

This is the fourth of this season’s seven performances through May 18 at Grace Episcopal Church, featuring some of the finest period-instrument specialists from North America and Europe in chamber music from the Renaissance through Beethoven, all on period instruments.

Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (1781–1829) was a leading guitar virtuoso in Vienna who played cello in the premiere of Beethoven’s seventh symphony. His highly-respected duos for flute and guitar, which date from around 1820, mark the beginning of a golden period for this duo of instruments which continued for several decades. Oleg Timofeyev’s guitar was made in 1860 by Johann Scherzer in Vienna, and Jeffrey Cohan’s flute, made in 1820 when Beethoven was 50 by George Rudall in London, celebrates its 200th birthday this year.