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Nelson Overture Concerts Society back at Capitol

By Contributor
March 1st, 2013

The Nelson Overture Concerts Society is pleased to announce that the Ensemble Caprice,Gypsy Music in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods – La Follia and the Gypsies is coming to the Capitol Theatre Friday, March 8.

This unique program, set for 8 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre, features 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.

The members of Ensemble Caprice bring together a tremendous depth of experience and education.

Capturing the spirit of the times, this lively program will be performed on authentic reproductions of historic instruments, including several sizes of tambourines, instruments that travelled easily with the nomadic gypsy musicians of the period.

This program of Gypsy and baroque music has enjoyed extraordinary popularity. As a 2009 Third Coast Digest review states: “Caprice took old tunes, added salsa and chutzpah and served an evening of grand entertainment.”

Ensemble Caprice’s CD, Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels, won Canada’s prestigious 2009 JUNO award. 

Ensemble Caprice won the 2011 Prix Opus – Performer of the Year and were reviewed in the New York Times: “The group’s arrangements are imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is topflight”

The Montreal based Ensemble Caprice has performed around the world from New York to Germany, and now here in Nelson.

For more information contact Sarah Dobell or call 250-352-7777.

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