Forthcoming Events

Alberto Busettini

One Bach, Three Styles

Performer(s)

Alberto Busettini, Harpsichord

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
Capriccio is delighted to present acclaimed virtuoso harpsichordist Alberto Busettini in this very special Benefit Soirée, a Capriccio fundraiser offering a full Program of music followed by a complimentary Italian dinner served with exceptional Italian wines.  Alberto performs a Program of J.S. Bach's works showcasing his unparalleled mastery of the densely textured, formal style of the Late German Baroque whilst highlighting his innovative genius and flair.
Alberto Busettini

The Couperin Dynasty

Performer(s)

Alberto Busettini, Harpsichord

On Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: Potters Violins, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Italian keyboard artist Alberto Busettini presents this sumptuous, definitively French, Program of works by three generations of the famed Couperin family.  The glorious works of Louis Couperin, François Couperin ('the Great'), and Armand-Louis Couperin reveal the evolving style of the French Baroque from the Early/Mid Baroque, to Late Baroque & Rococo, & early Classical period.
Justin Taylor

Continuum

Performer(s)

Justin Taylor, Harpsichord

On Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue: Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion, MD 20815
Justin Taylor, first prize winner of the world's most prestigious harpsichord competition at just 23, makes his debut performance in Washington DC with Capriccio.  He performs a thrilling Program that pushes the harpsichord to its very limits with works by father and son Antoine Forqueray & Jean-Baptiste Forqueray; Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, & the thrilling 20th century harpsichord avant-garde work 'Continuum' by Györgi Ligeti. A not-to-be-missed Concert!
Andrew Appel

François Couperin, Joseph Haydn

Performer(s)

Andrew Appel, Harpsichord

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 5:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
Capriccio is delighted to have renowned artist Andrew Appel perform at this very special Benefit Soirée, a Capriccio fundraiser offering a full Program of music followed by a complimentary French dinner with exceptional French & Austrian wines. Andrew performs the exquisite, charming works of François Couperin ('the Great') from the 'Premier livre de piéces de clavecin' followed by a delightful, effervescent, definitively-Classical Sonata by Joseph Haydn.
Colin Booth, Harpsichord

Queen Elizabeth: Her Musicke

Performer(s)

Colin Booth, Harpsichord & Virginals

On Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
Colin Booth, acclaimed English early keyboardist and keyboard builder/restorer, makes his Washington DC debut performing works by two titans of the English Early Baroque: William Byrd, a composer of extraordinary ability central in developing an English national style; & Peter Philips, a gifted and prolific composer little-heard in the U.S.   Explore the English Early Baroque repertory with a master of the genre! Meet the artist over a complimentary light buffet offered from 6:15pm. The Concert commences at 7:30pm.
Colin Booth

The Attraction of the Grounde

Performer(s)

Colin Booth, Harpsichord

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: Potters Violins, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Colin Booth's second concert with Capriccio is a delightful exploration of a musical form, the Ground, which was immensely popular in the 17th century. A Ground is a set of variations built around a repeated base line which may comprise just a few notes. Revel in the lovely & diverse melodies of English 17th century Grounds with works by William Byrd, William Inglot, Orlando Gibbons, Henry Purcell, John Blow & William Croft.
Aya Hamada  PhotoCredit: Myriam Farhane

The French Late Baroque & Galante

Performer(s)

Aya Hamada, Harpsichord

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: tbc
Aya Hamada, renowned for her graceful and virtuosic style, is steeped in the music of the French Late Baroque &  Galante. This is sumptuous, velveteen music with embroidered counterpoint & gorgeous melodic lines.  Prepare to be entranced with this Program of works by Jacques Duphly, Jean-Philippe Rameau & Bernard de Bury performed by this most accomplished artist.

Past Events

Rebecca Pechefsky

SOLD OUT! Baroque Transitions in France, Germany & Spain

Performer(s)

 Rebecca Pechefsky, Harpsichord

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place, NW., Washington DC 20015
Delight in the sumptuous, grand music of three great European Masters performed by Rebecca Pechefsky, lauded for her technical precision and interpretive sensitivity. The Program includes François Couperin's  gorgeous Huitième Ordre, considered by many his finest harpsichord Suite; Johann Krebs' vibrant Partita No. 6 in E-flat Major; & selected dazzling Sonatas by Antonio Soler.
The Declaration of Love. Jean-François de Troy

Full House! Tickets Sold Out for "Intimate Encounters"

Performer(s)

Andrew Appel, Harpsichord 
Loretta O'Sullivan, Baroque Cello
Paige Whitley-Bauguess, Baroque Dancer
Robert Aubry Davis, Raconteur

 

On Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Venue: Woodend Sanctuary, ANS
A sumptuous Program of works by F. Couperin, Lully, Boismortier, Biber & Fischer performed by acclaimed artists Andrew Appel (harpsichord) and Loretta O'Sullivan (Cello).  The poise and charm of period dance is displayed by Paige Whitley-Bauguess.  And, Robert Aubry Davis, as Raconteur, connects the music and dance to the period's literary Salons. Enjoy lavish canapés & excellent Rosé wines with the artists at the complimentary after-party.
Janine Johnson, Capriccio Baroque

SOLD OUT: Soirée - J.S. Bach's Mentors, Influencers & Pupils

Performer(s)

Janine Johnson, Harpsichord

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
Janine Johnson, harpsichord decorator, harpsichordist, pianist & composer performs works by J.S. Bach & those who taught, influenced or learned from him. Works by Bach, Buxtehude, Reincken, Fischer, Krebs, Pachelbel and Bohm are featured. Janine will, in the course of the program, discuss the relationship, both personal & professional, between Bach & the composers. This Soirée concert offers an optional complimentary seated meal served with fine wines & beverages following the concert.
Jean Rondeau, Capriccio Baroque

J.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations - SOLD OUT!

Performer(s)

Jean Rondeau, Harpsichord

On Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Venue: Woodend Mansion, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Jean Rondeau has taken the harpsichord world by storm & is now amongst the world's most acclaimed harpsichordists. He brings his extraordinary rendition of J.S. Bach's beautiful Goldberg Variations to Capriccio Baroque as part of his Spring 2018 Tour. A not-to-be-missed concert! Enjoy a complimentary fine beverage at the concert.
Jean Rondeau, Capriccio Baroque, Harpsichord

Harpsichord Masterpieces - SOLD OUT!

Performer(s)

Jean Rondeau, Harpsichord

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW., Washington DC 20015
SEATS FOR THIS CONCERT ARE NOW SOLD OUT! PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING JEAN RONDEAU's "GOLDBERG VARIATIONS" CONCERT INSTEAD ON APRIL 22, 4:30pm. Tickets available on this website.
Caroline Copeland, Jory Vinikour

Baroque Elegance: Harpsichord & Baroque Dance

Performer(s)

Caroline Copeland (Baroque Dancer) &

Jory Vinikour (Harpsichordist)

On Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue: Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Enjoy a gorgeous evening at this Lux Concert featuring brilliant artists, Jory Vinikour (Harpsichordist) & Caroline Copland (Baroque Dancer). Music of Rameau, Handel, J.S. Bach, & Royer will delight you, as solo harpsichord and harpsichord accompanied by Baroque Dance. A complimentary & suitably elegant after-party follows the concert with the finest canapés & wines being served.
Capriccio Baroque, Baroque Dance, Harpsichord

Baroque Dance - Beginner & Novice Workshops

Performer(s)

Instructor: Paige Whitley-Bauguess

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Venue: Beginner Workshop: Arlington / Novice Workshop: DC. Full details below.
Mary Findley & Carolyn Winter join in inviting you to Enjoy the Delights of Baroque Dance! Acclaimed dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess will instruct a Beginner Workshop on Sat. Mar. 3, 1:00-4:00pm & a Novice Workshop on Sun. Mar 4, 10:00am-12:00pm. Sign up soon - participant numbers are limited to ensure personalized instruction.
Shakespeare in Verse & Music, Capriccio Baroque

Now Sold Out! Shakespeare in Verse and Music

Performer(s)

Rebecca Pechefsky,
Harpsichord & Virginal
Sam Tsoutsouvas, Actor
Erik Ryding, Lute
Christopher Morrongiello, Lute
Philip Anderson, Tenor

Gregory Bynum, Recorder

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Venue: Lambert Hall, Chevy Chase & 3137 Aberfoyle Pl. NW, DC 20015
William Shakespeare was writing at the cusp of the Baroque. This magical evening presents selected recitations from some of Shakespeare's best loved sonnets & plays set to music of the lute, recorder, virginal, harpsichord & voice. Included are Shakespeare's Sonnets 116 & 128 & verse from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Henry VIII, The Tempest, & Othello. This Soirée offers a complimentary seated early-English themed meal with fine wines.
Jean Rondeau, Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Capriccio Baroque

Now Sold Out!! Laments, Arias and Esprit

Performer(s)

Jean Rondeau, Harpsichord;

Lea Desandre, Mezzo-Soprano;

Thomas Dunford, Lute

On Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: Chevy Chase Village Hall
These three international Early Music superstars present music & song which traverses the popular laments of the late Renaissance/Early Baroque, the rich arias of the early Baroque opera, & the sparkling harpsichord works of the High Baroque. Enjoy a complimentary fine beverage prior to the concert. Concert presented in collaboration with Opera Lafayette.
Alberto Busettini, Capriccio Baroque

Colors of Italy

Performer(s)

Alberto Busettini, Harpsichord

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place, NW, Washington DC 20015
Renowned Italian harpsichordist ALBERTO BUSETTINI performs the glorious keyboard music of Italian Baroque composers, among them Pichi, Frescobaldi, Storace, Platti, Paradisi & Scarlatti. The program includes music from Venice's Early Baroque; Italy's regional courts of the High Baroque; & Europe's courts where Italy's composers were working at the closing of the Baroque. This Soirée offers a complimentary Italian meal served with exceptional cheeses & wines sourced directly from Italy.