Whidbey Island Music Festival 2016, July 29-August 7

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Come join us for for the 2016 Whidbey Island Music Festival! This summer’s festival will welcome some old friends and colleagues, as well as some rising stars. We’re heading for the fertile musical lands of German, Austria and Italy.

During the first week we’ll delve into the musical and professional rivalry of two of the great virtuoso violinist/composers of Dresden, Pisendel and Veracini – in the most collegial way! Albinoni’s adagio – while not actually by Albinoni – is too beautiful and fitting to leave out. During the second week you will be regaled with the festive sounds of not just one but two baroque trumpets in a program of dazzling music from Imperial Vienna. Last but not least is a program of music centered around Salzburg, the city of Mozart’s birth. You’ll get a chance to hear the rarely heard viola d’amore – an extremely beautiful and subtle instrument – in a glorious suite by Biber. Virtuosic fiddling in unusual scordatora tunings rounds out this final program.

Music Features Tekla Cunningham, Cynthia Freivogel, Ingrid Matthews and Corentin Pokorny on baroque violins. Romeric Pokorny on baroque viola. Elisabeth Reed and David Morris on violas da gamba. Meg Brennand on baroque cello. Kris Kwapis and Bruno Lauronsetto on baroque trumpets and Henry Lebedinsky and Katherine Heater on harpsichord

PROGRAM I: With Friends like these…Pisendel and Veracini
Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31st at 3 p.m.


PROGRAM II: Music from the Dresdener Court
Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.

PROGRAM III: The Golden Fleece
Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 at 3 p.m.

PROGRAM IV: Resonance of Salzburg
Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m

This summer, all programs are at St. Augustine’s in-the-woods. Complete artist and program information is available www.whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org. All 2016 programs take place at St. Augustine’s in-the-woods, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland.

Advanced purchase tickets are $20/$10 students and military. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance. General admission $25/seniors$20/students and military $10. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and by calling 1-800-838-3006.


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