The sixth Camerata Musica concert of the season is March 28 in Richland.
It will offer something a little different for Tri-City audiences — Baroque music performed by a harpsichordist, a violinist and a viola da gamba player.
The Blue Moon Trio will take the stage at 8 p.m. at Battelle Auditorium on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus.
“The quality of the musicians is very good, and the music will be different from what many have heard,” said Chris Doran, a member of the Camerata Musica board, adding that “the instrument combination is one we don’t have here very often, if ever.”
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The trio’s program is called Buxtehude: The Fantastic Style and will feature pieces by Dieterich Buxtehude. The Danish-German organist and composer influenced a young Johann Sebastian Bach.
“There’s a story about Bach walking something like 200 miles to hear Buxtehude play,” Doran said. “He wound up staying for a few months to listen to his work.”
The trio also will play pieces by Carolus Hacquart, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and Johann Pachelbel.
It features three seasoned musicians.
Jillon Stoppels Dupree plays harpsichord and has performed around the world. She’s part of the early music faculty at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is the founding director of the Gallery Concerts early music series in Seattle.
Linda Melsted, a violinist, has performed as part of ensembles from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra to Seattle Baroque Orchestra. She formed the Salish Sea Players in Seattle and is director of New Baroque Orchestra, a community Baroque orchestra in Seattle.
The third player is John Dornenburg, a Bay Area performer, teacher and recording artist. He’s played at major music festivals around the world and is a viola da gamba lecturer at Stanford University, instructor of violone at University of California, Berkeley, and faculty emeritus in music history at California State University, Sacramento.
He’s filling in as part of the trio following the death of member Margriet Tindemans.
Camerata organizes chamber music performances in the Tri-Cities. It doesn’t charge admission to its shows, relying on donations from patrons, sponsorships and grants. Patrons are given priority seating, before 7:45 p.m., with the rest of the audience seated after on a first-come, first-seated basis.