PORT TOWNSEND — The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present “The Instrumental Air De Cour” at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is by donation, $15, $20 or $25.
Those 18 and younger will be admitted free to the concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal church, 1020 Jefferson St.
Musicians Susie Napper and Jeffrey Cohan will perform on the viola da gamba and the Renaissance and baroque flutes.
An intimate tribute to the power of song as rendered instrumentally, the concert will feature Renaissance two-part settings of 16th-century French songs, virtuoso diminutions on Palestrina’s madrigal “Vestiva e colli,” selections from Cima’s Concerti Ecclesiastici, airs de cour from the time of Louis XIII and Louis XIV and Scottish and Irish airs as rendered by 18th-century instrumentalists.
Also featured will be music by Johann Sebastian Bach, James Oswald and Georg Friderick Handel.
For information, go to www.salishseafestival.org/porttownsend or call 360-385-0770.