A wealth of concerts show off talent from far and near | Entertainment Briefs
February 29, 2012 · 10:25 AM
Check out the following concerts for an eclectic offering of everything from the heavenly sounds of Bach to the throbbing beats of a legendary reggae band.
It’s a family affair for Bach lovers
On Thursday, renowned harpsichordist Jan Weinhold, from Lübeck, Germany, and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan will present “The Bach Family,” a concert of music by Johann Sebastian Bach and sons Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.
The program, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Vashon Methodist Church, will include sonatas for flute and harpsichord by Bach and sons and organ solos by both Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Bach.
Weinhold was born in Hamburg, Germany, where he studied sacred music, organ and historical keyboard instruments with a long list of influential masters. He has taught and performed widely throughout Germany and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.
Flutist Jeffrey Cohan has performed as soloist in 25 countries and received acclaim as a modern flutist and one of very few who specialized on all transverse flutes from the Renaissance through the present.
A suggested donation of $15 to $20 for the concert is a free will offering toward expenses. Youth 18 and younger are free. For more information about the concert, visit www.concertspirituel.org.
Clinton Fearon returns to Bike
Reggae giant Clinton Fearon will bring his Boogie Brown Band back to Vashon for a night of exuberant dance music at 8:30 Saturday, at Red Bicycle Bistro.
Fearon, who has packed the house many times at the Bike, came of musical age in Jamaica, where he formed the seminal reggae band The Gladiators. Since the 1980s, he’s been a force in Seattle’s music scene.
Opening for Fearon will be local sweetheart Sarah Christine. For the past 12 years, Christine has honed her craft at festival appearances throughout the Northwest and beyond. She has also contributed vocals to acts such as Publish the Quest, The Crucialites, Adrian Xavier Band and Rau. She’ll soon release her debut album, “Free From Fear.”
Ron Hook rocks the Roasterie
Island music legend Ron Hook will play a free, all-ages solo show at 7 p.m. Friday at The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. Hook is the front man for the Island band Subconciously Population, and according to concert promoter Pete Welch, he has inspired a whole generation of Island musicians.
“This man is considered an elder by many on the Island, and a mentor to so many musicians who have come up throughout the years,” Welch said.
Save the date for an open mic
Talented youth will take over the Bike when Vashon High School students perform at an open mic at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9.
The night, a benefit for VHS’s 2012 Senior Party Fund, will include music, comedy, magic, poetry, dance, a jam session and more. Tickets are $5.