The Baroque ensemble Simphonie will perform April 23 as part of Camerata Musica’s latest show.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Battelle auditorium on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus in Richland.
Simphonie includes harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, violinist Ingrid Matthews and flutist Jeffrey Cohan.
They will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Never miss a local story.
Plan your weekend Click here for the Tri-City Herald’s weekly Mid-Columbia Entertainment email newsletter
“This presentation will be a rare opportunity to hear Bach’s complete Musical Offering on period instruments,” a news release said.
Musical Offering is a collection of pieces by Bach all based on a single, complicated musical theme presented to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia in 1747.
“Within the next few weeks (after being given the theme) Bach perfected and presented to Frederick a composition which exhibits Bach’s boundless imagination and profound depth of expression in a brilliant set of canons and fugues, and a trio sonata that is without parallel in 18th Century chamber music, all based on this royal theme,” the news release said.
‘Musical Offering’ is a collection of pieces by Bach all based on a single, complicated musical theme presented to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia in 1747.
“According to musicologist Charles Rosen the six-part fugue is the most significant keyboard work ever written,” it said.
Camerata Musica is dedicated to presenting classical chamber music concerts in the Tri-Cities.
The group doesn’t charge admission, and instead, relies on patrons and sponsorships to keep operating.
The group’s patrons — who donate $80 or more a year — are named in the program and given priority seating before 7:45 p.m.
This presentation will be a rare opportunity to hear Bach’s complete ‘Musical Offering’ on period instruments.
After that, attendees are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.