Baroque music might evoke images of ornate, serious tunes, but that's not always the case.
Sometimes this vintage music style can be whimsical.
Six members of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra will prove this when they perform for the Camerata Musica Series on Nov. 21 in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is free.
"The musicians will perform brand new instrumental transcriptions of Luigi Rossi's lovely lyric works," said Nancy Welliver of Camerata.
The program also includes fiery sonatas by Darios Castello and a dose of whimsy from Biagio Marini's Ecco sonata, Welliver said.
The Seattle Baroque Orchestra has been around since 1994, founded by violinist Ingrid Matthews and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman.
The orchestra's goal is to awaken 21st century audiences to the vitality of 17th- and 18th-century music.
The orchestra's website tells visitors that it strives through live performances, recordings and education to foster an awareness and appreciation of baroque music, which it hopes will illuminate the history of vintage music.
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