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Salsa Baroque

10th Nov 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Cape Town Baroque Orchestra in collaboration with Ensemble Caprice from Montréal, Canada, present Salsa Baroque, an exciting programme of 17th and 18th century music from Latin America and Spain.

During this time period, the musical dialogue between the Old and New Worlds produced extraordinary results. The fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music created a unique style that is exemplified by the villancicos of the Bolivian composer Juan de Araujo and the colourful guarachas of his contemporaries. The programme also includes sonatas by Falconieri, a European composer who was influenced by this Latin American style.

These gems from this spectacular musical era will be performed on instruments that were common at the time: flutes and recorders, baroque guitar, baroque bowed string instruments, period keyboards, and various percussion instruments.


Members of Ensemble Caprice
Matthias Maute (recorder, traverso)
Ziya Tabassian (percussion)


Members of the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra
Ralitza Macheva, Nicole D’Oliveira (baroque violins)
Lynn Rudolph (baroque viola)
Cheryl de Havilland (baroque cello)
Henrike Kovats (baroque double bass)
Uwe Grosser (theorbo, baroque guitar)
Dale de Windt (chamber organ)
Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord)

For a sneak preview of Ensemble Caprice’s work, see their website: https://ensemblecaprice.com/en/

Date: Wednesday 10 November
Time: 19:00 – 20.00
Venue: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, De Waterkant
Tickets are R180 at Quicket: https://qkt.io/z3KZzu

Seating is unreserved, but social distancing protocols will be followed.

Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door due to audience size limitations.