Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of Baroque music. For 20 years the ensemble has been highly acclaimed for their performances of early music. Their many CDs have received prizes and nominations from national and international critics including a JUNO Award in 2009 for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.
Ensemble Caprice tours regularly in Canada and the United States as well as in several European countries like Germany and the UK. They have performed at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London UK, the Frick Collection in New York City, and the Library of Congress in Washington. In May 2012, the ensemble made its debut in Israel at the Felicja Blumental International Music Festival (Tel Aviv). The New York Times featured them in a lengthy article, praising them as “imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is top-flight”. In Canada, the Montreal-based ensemble performs across the country in all major festivals and many concert series like the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, the Elora Festival and the Domaine Forget’s International Festival.
Tickets are $20 at the door ($10 for students). For more information call the Highland Village at 725-2272 or 1-866-442-3542 or visit highlandvillage.ca.
A province-wide celebration of Nova Scotia’s musical heritage since 1985, Musique Royale brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance throughout the province. From the rich farmland in the Annapolis Valley to the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes, Musique Royale celebrates the music of our roots with performances by renowned early music specialists from the local and national concert stage. From a home base at the historic surroundings of St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg, Musique Royale will visit over 20 communities throughout the province this season.