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Thursday, August 2, 2018


(Members of Ensemble Caprice. Photo - Bill Blackstone)

A major event in South Africa's 2018 musical calendar is the collaboration of the Ensemble Caprice from Canada, with Durban's Baroque 2000. There are two concerts: Saturday August 11 at 17h00 at the Ammazulu Palace, 20 Windsor Road Kloof, (very few tickets still available) and on August 12 at 15h00 at the Church of the Monastery Mariannhill.

Ensemble Caprice stages several tours a year to the United States, Europe and Asia, in addition to their many appearances in their native Quebec, and have recorded over 20 CDs. They bring exceptional breadth to their repertoire and the upcoming performances presents pieces drawn from and based on a 1730 collection of gypsy melodies found in Uhrovska in what is now Slovakia. The four musicians who will join Baroque 2000 in these concerts will perform on recorders Baroque guitar and drums. Ensemble Caprice's tour is sponsored by the Canada Council of the Arts.

Tickets at Mariannhill are R150 at the door; parking is safe and free and the Tea Garden will be open. At the Ammazulu Palace concert-goers should arrive by 17h00, and will be ferried up the driveway for a welcome drink at the spectacular venue which overlooks the gorge and nature reserve. The concert (1 hour) starts at 18h00 after which a full dinner (with cash bar) will be served. Tickets R480 payable by EFT to Baroque 2000.

For more details contact Michel on 082 303 5241.