‘A Journey with Dr. Burney’

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “A Journey with Dr. Burney” featuring Montreal cellist Susie Napper; German harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor; and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church at 107 Enchanted Forest Road.

This is the third of this season’s seven performances at the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church extending through May 17, 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.

Music historian Charles Burney (1726-1814) met Handel, Haydn, CPE Bach and many of Europe’s celebrated composers over the course of his life and traveled extensively through France, Italy, Austria and Germany between 1770 and 1772 to interview musicians and gather information for his “History of Music.” The breadth of national and evolving musical characteristics that he encountered will be reflected in chamber music by composers including George Friderick Handel; Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian Bach; Frederich II of Prussia; Franz Joseph Haydn; Franz Benda; and Giovanni Battista Sammartini.

Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free-will offering), and those 18 and under are free. For additional information please see www.salishseafestival.org/orcas.