Event:Ensemble Caprice
Date:Sunday, November 27, 2011
Time:3:30 pm
Location:Cathedral of St. John, 271 No. Main Street,
Description:Sunday, November 27, 3:30 pm: Museum Concerts presents ENSEMBLE CAPRICE. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John, 271 North Main St, Providence in a program entitled La Folia and the Gypsies: Mattias Maute & Sophie Lariviere, traverso and recorder, David Jacques, baroque guitar, Susie Napper, baroque cello, Zilya Tabassian, percussion. Program features pieces from Uhrovska zbierka, a collection from the country now known as Slovakia, and works by composers 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. One example is Telemann’s Polonaises, that reflect his fascination with local folk music when he visited Krakow. Capturing the spirit of the times, this lively program will be performed on authentic reproductions of historic instruments, including several sizes of tambourine, instruments that travelled easily with the nomadic gypsy musicians. "The group’s arrangements are imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is top-flight.”–The New York Times. Tickets: General: $25 door, $23 in advance, Senior: $22; $20 advance; Student: $8

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