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2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival in Vancouver
~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries in Vancouver and around the Salish Sea ~

The 2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “Mozart Quartets
featuring a rare opportunity to hear the complete Mozart quartets for
flute and strings performed on period instruments with 8-keyed flutist
Jeffrey Cohan, violinist Carrie Krause, violist Victoria Gunn and
cellist Caroline Nicolas on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 pm at Knox
United Church at 5600 Balaclava Street, in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. 

This  is the first of four Wednesday evening performances at 7:30 PM at Knox
United Church in Vancouver extending through May 13, 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. Please  download the PDF below for a complete schedule of  2020 SSEMF
Vancouver performances.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) wrote four flute quartets between
1777 and 1786 or later. They borrow material from French folk song, an
opera by Giovanni Paisiello which Mozart had heard in Prague, and works
of Mozart’s own and his friend Franz Anton Hoffmeister, and are by far
the most well known of all works for this combination of instruments.
Mozart's unfortunate professed distaste for the flute was possibly a
reflection of the his feelings for De Jean, the rich amateur flutist and
surgeon with the Dutch East India Company who commissioned much of his
flute music, to who Mozart had been introduced to by his friend the
Mannheim virtuoso flutist Johann Baptist Wendling.

Distracted by efforts to compose an opera, Mozart had difficulty devoting time to the
commissioned works in a timely manner and there was some disgruntlement
with regards to reimbursement. Nevertheless the quartets, and Mozart's
other solo works for flute and flute solos in an orchestral context,
abound with transporting melodies the likes of which only Mozart could
offer.

All  concerts take place at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church at 5600
Balaclava Street, in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Admission is by suggested
donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), and those 18 & under
are free.

For additional information please see
www.salishseafestival.org/vancouver for additional information or call
Knox United Church at (604) 261-3747.