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js-bach

On Saturday, March 1st, nearly all of J.S. Bach’s chamber works will be performed in a series of concerts in Bourgie Hall to be held at 11:00 a.m., 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Each concert will be preceded by a conversation between Matthias Maute and a featured guest. Purchase your tickets now!

the-new-yorker

Alex Ross, the renowned music critic for the New Yorker Magazine, included only two Canadian offerings in his list of the best recordings of 2013. Ensemble Caprice made that list for its CD of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos coupled with Preludes by Shostakovich. Notable Classical Performances and Recordings of 2013

ensemble-caprice

On January 18th, an enthusiastic audience filled Bourgie Hall to hear Ensemble Caprice perform the Montreal premiere of Antonio Vivaldi’s oratorio Juditha Triumphans. Richard Turp writes in bachtrack.com: “Caprice’s performance of the work was musically convincing and stylistically impressive. Maute led his troops with commendable verve and vivacity. (…) His reading was most notable however… >>>

adagio-pochette

Works by Zelenka, Albinoni, Barber, Maute, Satie Bach, Carissimi, Chopin, Allegri, Pärt and Ives. Adagio    Listen   “…with magical results. This is not only one of the most beautiful classical albums of the year, it is also one of the most inventive.” John Terauds / Toronto Star – October 2013 Read the complete review Listen… >>>