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Camerata sets season lineup

Camerata Musica has lined up a season of music like no other.

"Our new season is the most amazing season yet," said Onnie Adams with the Camerata organization. "We have several larger groups coming, like the Seattle Baroque Orchestra."

The orchestra's Tri-City appearance will be the first outside of its home base in Seattle. The group will perform a selection of 17th century Italian music Nov. 21 in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.

Kicking off the 2009-10 season on Sept. 26 will be the piano and cello sounds of Byron Schenkman and Raman Ramakrishnan. They will perform a mix of works from Bach, Brahms and Beethoven.

Then on Oct. 24 it'll be Wood 'n' Flutes, three flutists who perform a range of music from medieval to contemporary. The trio of women also will perform another concert Oct. 25 with music geared for children.

The Icicle Creek Piano Trio performs Jan. 23. These three women are an ensemble-in-residence at the Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth. They play a mix of classical music on cello, violin and piano.

Then on Feb. 27 it'll be the spicy sounds of La Catrina Quartet. This Mexican-American foursome play traditional as well as contemporary music by Latin American composers such as Arias y Luna, Alavarez and Moncayo.

March 27 will see the return of the Governor's Chamber Ensemble, which includes the flute, oboe and piano sounds of Schumann, Musgrave, Poulenc.

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet plays April 17 and the Young Artists of Distinction concert rounds out the season May 2.

All concerts are held at the Battelle Auditorium on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland. Admission to all concerts is free, though seating is limited.

More about the season is at www.cameratamusica.com.

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