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

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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