Salsa Baroque: music from Latin America with ENSEMBLE CAPRICE, Apr 11

Heralded as a group that encourages listeners to rehear the world, Ensemble Caprice returns to the Houston Early Music stage for another imaginative, incomparable performance during the 2013-2014 season.

Hispanic Heritage Series
ENSEMBLE CAPRICE
Salsa Baroque: Baroque music
from Latin America

FRIDAY, APR. 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030

Pre-concert talk by ensemble director
Matthias Maute at 6:45pm

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General Admission $40
Senior Admission $35
Student $20
Assistant Presenter $50 (includes $15 contribution)
Co-Presenter $75 (includes $40 contribution)
Sustaining Presenter $100 (Includes $65 contribution)
Presented as part of Houston’s annual “Hispanic Heritage Series,” the concert highlights the extraordinary musical dialog between the Old and New Worlds during the 16th through the 18th centuries. This was a time when European polyphony fused with traditional African and Amerindian music to create a style that Ensemble Caprice calls “Salsa Baroque.”
 
Program
 

The internationally acclaimed Ensemble Caprice calls this unique style and fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music Salsa Baroque.  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.

Prime examples of this unique style are the villancicos of the Bolivian composer Juan de Araujo and the colorful guarachas of his contemporaries. Also on the program are two sonatas by Andrea Falconieri, an Italian composer influenced by the distinctive Latin American style. Other selections include lively dances known as tarantellas, canarios and chaconas.

Ensemble Caprice features five Baroque specialists, co-directed by Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, both virtuosos on recorder and flute. Rounding out the ensemble are guitarist David Jacques, cellist Susie Napper and percussionist Ziya Tabassian.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street, Houston 77030. A pre-concert talk with ensemble director Matthias Maute begins at 6:45 p.m.


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The ORLANDO CONSORT 25th Anniversary Tour Concert, Feb. 11

Enjoy an evening of captivating entertainment and fresh scholarly insight. The unique imagination and originality of their programming combined with their superb vocal skills has marked The Orlando Consort one of Britain’s most important chamber music ensembles.

THE ORLANDO CONSORT
Forward to the Past:
25 years with the Orlando Consort.

TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby Houston, Texas 77002
Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 6:45pm

 

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houston early music FESTIVAL! — a week of early music and more

Second Annual Houston Early Music Festival

Houston Early Music Festival

  • Visit the HEMF Web Site (videos featuring local artists publicising the festival will be featured on the website)

Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Society Houston, Houston Early Music and Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined will host the second annual Houston Early Music Festival (HEMF) from February 8-16, 2014 at venues across the city. The festival will feature four main-stage performances, two ancillary performances and four lectures.   Continue reading