Promoters

Touring Concert Programs

Salsa Baroque

Discover a new musical world!

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the musical dialogue between the Old and the New Worlds produced extraordinary results. This fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music created a unique style. Gems from this spectacular musical era will be performed on instruments that were common at the time: flutes and recorders, baroque guitar, violoncello and various percussion instruments.

 
Basic distribution
5 instrumentalists

Instrumentation
2 wind instruments (recorders and baroque flutes), violoncello, baroque guitar and percussion

 
Other distributions
6 to 10 instrumentalists and singers

Instrumentation
2 wind instruments (recorders and baroque flutes), violins, viola, violoncello, baroque guitar, harpsichord and percussion

 
 

The Gypsy Cycle

Available programs:

Vivaldi and the Gypsies
Telemann and the Gypsies
La Follia and the Gypsies

A unique program featuring pieces taken from Uhrovska zbierka, a collection from the country now known as Slovakia, and works by composers who were influenced by the gypsy music they heard while travelling throughout Europe. Much baroque music draws its inspiration from the gypsy music that made its way up through social circles as far as the nobility. These pieces reflect the fascination the composers felt for the music of these nomads. Capturing the spirit of the times, this lively program portrays fascinating parallels between gypsy music and Vivaldi, Telemann and their contemporaries.

This program of Gypsy and baroque music has enjoyed extraordinary popularity. Ensemble Caprice has performed it in England at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque music, at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Frick Collection and the Miller Theater in New York, at the Library of Congress in Washington, in Chicago and Pittsburgh; in Halle, Regensburg, Heidenheim and Mainz in Germany; in Canada at the Domaine Forget and at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.

 
Basic distribution
5 instrumentalists

Instrumentation
2 wind instruments (recorders and baroque flutes), violoncello, baroque guitar and percussion

 
Other distributions
6 to 10 instrumentalists

Instrumentation
2 wind instruments (recorders and baroque flutes), violins, viola, violoncello, doublebass, baroque guitar, harpsichord and percussion

 
 

Antonio Vivaldi – The Return of the Angels

This concert is the much anticipated sequel to Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels, the CD of which won a JUNO Award in 2009.

For nearly 40 years in the service of the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, an orphanage where boys were not admitted, Vivaldi taught innumerable young girls the art of singing. These women’s choruses were meant to evoke the splendour of music in Paradise. These angels were not merely celestial, they also perfectly mastered the difficult techniques in the works of their master. The Return of the Angels offers you the chance to hear music by the great red priest sung by a women’s chorus accompanied by an orchestra.

 
Basic distribution
8 instrumentalists and 4 singers

Instrumentation
1 conductor, 1 baroque flute, 1 oboe, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, and harpsichord

 
Other distributions
8 instrumentalists and 8 singers

Instrumentation
1 conductor, 1 baroque flute, 1 oboe, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, and harpsichord

 
Other distributions
10 instrumentalists and 12 singers

Instrumentation
1 conductor, 1 baroque flute, 2 oboes, 1 trumpet, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, and harpsichord

 
 

Chaconne! Voices of Eternity

Monteverdi, A.Falconiero, G.Kapsberger, A.Vitali, J.S.Bach

6 musicians: 2 recorders/flutes, violin, cello, guitar, percussion

Throughout the baroque era chaconnes, with their steady harmonic progression, have been associated with the concept of eternity. During the 17th and 18th centuries, composers from various European countries strove to live up to the daunting challenge of taking us beyond the limits of our perception of time. These great compositions feature diverse and spectacular examples of how J.S. Bach, T.A. Vitali, A. Falconiero, T. Merula and J.F. Rebel set about to meet this challenge.

 
 

Promoters’ Feedback

 
Chicago Northeastern Illinois University
16 novembre 2013

“Ensemble Caprice presented a truly spectacular and unique program. The audience was drawn into the story line narrated by Matthias Maute. It was not just music with narration but a journey that the audience was part of. It is so exciting to hear an ensemble that performs at such a high level and also captures the audience with their dedication to presenting a program for the audience.”

Christie Miller
Jewel Box Series
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Illinois

 
 
High River Chambermusic Series
8 décembre 2013

Bonjour Élisabeth,

It was a superb concert—I’ve been about town today and people are raving about it. The music really lifted our spirits and brought joy into this community.

Michèle Wheatley-Brown
High River Gift of Music Society, Box 5520, High River, Alberta T1V 1M6

 
Dear Ensemble Caprice and Élisabeth,

I wanted to thank all of you for the unforgettable concert in High River. I think Judy, our Gift of Music president (hostess of post-concert dinner), summed up the performance so well. The day after your performance she told me that “every cell of her body was filled with joy”.

I’ve attached a wonderful article from the High River Times of the interview with Matthias. Thank you for your kinds words. It was truly a special bond between audience and musicians.

We wish all of you a joyful Christmas and the very best for 2014.

Michèle Wheatley-Brown
Artistic and Executive Director
High River Gift of Music Society, Box 5520, High River, Alberta T1V 1M6

Committed to bringing excellent classical music to rural Alberta