Early music coming to Orcas

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival pays tribute to Hanover, Germany's vibrant early music scene in Hanover Baroque, an evening of baroque trio sonatas, solos and duos with harpsichordist Bernward Lohr, baroque violinist Anne Röhrig and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church at 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound.

Lohr and Röhrig are both professors at music conservatories in both Hanover and Nuremburg, Germany. Their more than 30 recordings have garnered awards including the Diapason Dòr, the Cannes Classical Award, the German Recording Critics’ Prize, and several times the Echo Klassik. Both were awarded the 2002 Music Award of Lower Saxony.

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival, now in its sixth year, presents six performances in 2016, this year with three musicians from Germany and others from four states and the Pacific Northwest. The festival has presented countless first performances in modern times of period instrument renditions of early works.

The suggested donation will be $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering). Those 18 and under are free. Please please see www.salishseafestival.org/orcas or call the Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church at (360) 376-6683 for more information.