The music was from another era, yet it fit perfectly with a warm summer evening at the west lawn of the Bitterroot Public Library Saturday afternoon, June 29. Carrie Krause brought the Baroque group "Dark Horse Consort" from Bozeman to play before an appreciative crowd in lawn chairs (see photo below) in Hamilton.

For about an hour, the five musicians played music on instruments from the Renaissance such as the cornetto, baroque violin, theorbo and the sackbut (a type of trombone). The selections were from composers such as Gabrieli, Massaino, Cavalli, Castello and Praetorious. During the concert, each musician presented information about their unique instruments. The afternoon was made possible by Bitterroot Baroque, Baroque Music Montana and the Bitterroot Public Libary, with funding from Rob and Terry Ryan. By the way, the same lawn will be where Tim Fain will have his summer outdoor classical violin concert Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. It is free to the public, too.

The concert site Saturday at the Hamilton library. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)