Violist Lindsey Strand-Polyak will perform at the Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Friday.

Violist Lindsey Strand-Polyak will perform at the Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Friday.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival to present ‘Trios by Franz Joseph Haydn'

PORT TOWNSEND — The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present “Trios by Franz Joseph Haydn” at noon Friday.

Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violin and viola; Martin Bonham, cellist; and Jeffrey Cohan, eight-keyed flute, will perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St. in Port Townsend.

Admission is by a $20 to $30 freewill offering at the door; youths 18 and younger are admitted free.

Haydn was the most celebrated composer in Europe for much of his career. He was a mentor to Mozart and tutored Beethoven.

The program will include three trios for flute, violin and cello by Haydn; selections from a 1795 arrangement of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute;” and a trio by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, friend and publisher of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Strand-Polyak divides her time between viola and violin; she is the director of the San Francisco Early Music Society’s Summer Baroque Workshop and is principal violist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra.

Bonham, a cellist who also plays viola da gamba, was a member of the Victoria Symphony and was the music director of the Pachelbel Players, Island Chamber Players, Chamber Music Victoria and Eine Kleine Summer Music.

Cohan, a Baroque flutist, is artistic director of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival.

Remaining performances in the 2024 Salish Sea Early Music Festival include:

• Cantata and Lieder, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, soprano Arwyn Myers, harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan.

• Psalms, 1620; Irish, 1720; and Folksong, 1820, Oleg Timofeyev, renaissance lute and seven-string guitar, and Jeffrey Cohan, renaissance, baroque and eight-keyed flutes.

• Baroque Concerti, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Elizaveta Miller, harpsichord; Carrie Krause, violin; Elisabeth Phelps, violin; Victoria Gunn, viola; Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello; and Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute.

• Johann Sebastian Bach, 2 p.m. June 30, harpsichordist Irene Roldan and flutist Jeffrey Cohan.

For more information, including the festival’s full schedule, visit www.salishseafestival.org/porttownsend.

Cellist Martin Bonham will perform at the Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Friday.

Cellist Martin Bonham will perform at the Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Friday.

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