Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

NOVEMBER 21 at 8 PM

Ensemble Caprice

Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 09/03/2014, beginning at 10 AM)

Ensemble Caprice conjures the fascinating musical dialogue between the Old and New Worlds—an exchange that produced a vibrant fusion of European harmonies and melodies blended with Latin, African, and Amerindian nuances. Performed on flutes and recorders, baroque guitar, cello and a wealth of percussion, these colorful works feature texts in Spanish, Italian, French, and Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. You’ll hear both secular and sacred music, including a 1631 Peruvian piece written for religious processions: Hanacpachap cussicuinin, the first polyphonic work published in the Americas.
Photo credit: Sebastien Ventura

PERFORMING WORKS BY:

S. DE MURCIA, FALCONIERI, G. FERNANDES, D. ORTÍZ, J. DE ARAUJO, MARTÍN Y COLL, A. DE SALAZAR, DE BAILLY, and ZIPOLI

Presented in association with the Library of Congress Hispanic Cultural Society

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with Matthias Maute, Artistic Director, Ensemble Caprice
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)