This event has already occurred
Slideshow image
Slideshow image
Slideshow image
nav image
nav image
nav image

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents

“A Journey with Dr. Burney”

A musical portrayal of the travels of Charles Burney featuring
cellist Susie Napper, harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor and one-keyed
baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan.

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 he encountered 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 & under
are free.

About the Artists:

Cellist, gambist, continuo player par excellence, Susie
Napper grew up in London and studied at the Juilliard School in New York
and the Paris Conservatoire. She co-founded and directed the
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, has been principal cellist with
Stradivaria in France, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal and
Les Boréades in Montreal, and the Trinity Consort of Portland. Her
concert tours have taken her as far afield as China, Japan, New Zealand,
India, the Middle East, as well as most European countries. As a member
of Les Voix humaines she has recorded most of the known repertoire for
two viols, which can be heard on Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Erato, ADDA, CBC
Records, Naxos, and on the ATMA label. Susie Napper teaches at McGill
University, and founded the Festival international Montréal Baroque
which is presented in Montreal in June since 2001. She was awarded the
«Prix Opus» 2002 for «Personality of the year» by the Conseil québécois
de la musique.

Conductor, organist, harpsichordist, fortepianist and
modern pianist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor is one of Germany's leading
performers and conductors of period instrument performances of the
instrumental and choral works of Bach and others. Recognized
internationally as a Bach scholar, he has performed Johann Sebastian
Bach's Goldberg-Variations more than any other artist, over 120 times,
He is Professor for harpsichord, basso continuo, early performance
practice and music theory at the Lübeck Conservatory of Music and
Director of the Remter Concerts at the St. Annen Museum and the city’s
Kunsthalle in Lübeck. Recently Music Director at the St. Marien Kirche
in Lübeck, one of the most historically significant and sought-after
organ positions in Europe, he has been cantor and organist at the St.
Jakobi Church in Lübeck and director of the Neumünster Bach Choir,
Concerto Lübeck and the Hamburg Consort (period instruments). Mr.
Schnoor has won numerous awards and has made many solo recordings.

Flutist Jeffrey Cohan has performed as a soloist in 26
countries, both as a modern flutist and on all transverse flutes from
the Renaissance through the present. He is the only musician to win both
the Erwin Bodky Award in Boston, and the highest prize awarded in the
Flanders Festival International Concours Musica Antiqua in Brugge,
Belgium, two of the most highly prized awards for performers of early
music on period instruments. He has performed throughout Europe,
Australia, New Zealand, South America, China and the United States, and
worldwide for the USIA Arts America Program. Many works have been
written for and premiered by him, and his specialty is the discovery and
performance of significant repertoire from the late 17th through the
19th centuries from European and American libraries that remains
unpublished. He is artistic director of the Capitol Hill Chamber Music
Festival in Washington, DC, the Salish Sea Early Music Festival in the
Pacific Northwest and the Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival in the
Midwest. The New York Times has heralded his ability to “play several
superstar flutists one might name under the table” and a Boston Globe
headline christened him “Cohan, the Flute Master”.