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Flute, Lute and Louis XIV

January 18, 2014 · Updated 4:48 PM

The four 2014 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performances commence with Flute, Lute and Louis XIV with Jeffrey Cohan playing baroque flute, and John Lenti on theorbo (a longnecked lute) and baroque guitar on Tuesday, Jan. 21 on Orcas Island at 7 p.m. at the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church at 107 Enchanted Forest Road.

The flute, the lute and musical taste underwent major transformation during the long reign of Louis XIV, who was king of France from 1715 when he was 5 years old (Bach and Handel were 30) until his death in 1774. The program will include works by Michel Blavet, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Jean-Marie Leclair and Michel Corrette among other composers, performed on period instruments.

This fourth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival features four programs with some of the finest international soloists on period instruments from Germany, Montreal, Alabama, and the Northwest in performances of some of the greatest baroque chamber music by outstanding composers of the baroque.

Tickets are a suggested donation: $15 or $20, series pass $60. Ages 18 and under free.  For more info, visit www.salishseafestival.org or call Grace Church at 468-3477.


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