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Ensemble Caprice

Highly regarded in early music circles, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative and expertly informed interpretations of baroque music. The Montreal-based ensemble has received national and international acclaim for its performances under the artistic direction of recorder and baroque flute virtuoso Matthias Maute (who recently added the role of Artistic Director for the Bach Society of Minnesota to his musical activities).  Ensemble Caprice, whose members play recorder, cello, guitar and percussion returns to the Music in the Park Series with a program titled ‘iLove baroque”.  Their program weaves together eight short stories featuring music of two centuries from five countries.  Music by Bach, Falconiero, Schmelzer, Purcell and Vivaldi (among others) highlights the drama, tenderness, joy, humor and melancholy of being in love.  A perfect way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day.

Join us at 3pm in the church for a pre-concert talk with the artists.  

The group’s arrangements are imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is top-flight.

The New York Times

With exuberant panache and jaw-dropping virtuosity by the amazing Matthias Maute, who is clearly poised to be early music’s breakout superstar.

Kansas City Star

The flutes and recorders of Sophie Larivière were an absolute delight.

The New York Times

Program

iLove baroque
Short Histories and Voices of Eternity
Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Murcia, Falconieri, Schmelzer and anonymous

Concerts are estimated to be two hours in length with one intermission.

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