News and Views

A Spotlight on the Ottavino

Post date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 7:15pm

English harpsichordist Colin Booth has built 300+ early keyboards, including eight Ottavini.  These tiny Italian instruments produce an incisive, yet sweet, sound. more...

In these two videos, Colin plays an Elizabethan-era work by William Inglot (1544-1621) & then introduces the instrument before playing a 21st century piece composed by Liz Lane specifically for Ottavino.

A Booth Ottavino features in some of Capriccio's concerts, enthralling & delighting all.  Look out for it once concerts recommence!

Capriccio Memories - A&A Cembalo Duo

Post date: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 7:10pm

Hear A&A Cembalo Duo perform Danse Macabre in this great video. 
At Capriccio Sept. 24, 2019, 'Danse Macabre-Devilish Virtuosity on Two Harpsichords' was a virtuosic and musical feat beyond compare.  We celebrate the musical joys Anastasia Antonova & Anna Kiskachi shared that evening!

Capriccio Memories - Jean Rondeau

Post date: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:49pm

Jean Rondeau performs J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations in this Netherlands Bach Society's recording.
On April 22, 2018, in one of Capriccio's signature tiny concerts, Jean gave a mesmerizing, exquisite performance of the Goldbergs. 

New Release: Colin Booth plays Bach's WTC II

Post date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:12pm

Colin Booth receives a terrific review by BBC's 'Record Review' for Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book II.  Performed on a 2016 harpsichord built by Colin after an original by Nicholas Celini, this is an album not to be missed.   Hear Colin perform at Capriccio in June with his Stateside release of M. Mattheson's 'The Melodious Talking Fingers of 1749'. 

A Special Offer from Washington Bach Consort for Capriccio Subscribers

Post date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:32pm

OR CALL THE BOX OFFICE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at 202.429.2121

* Please note: This offer applies to Adult Tickets only

Amateur Harpsichordist Musicale - Rescheduled for Nov. 24, 2019

Post date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 2:45pm

Capriccio's next Harpsichord Musicale is Sun. Nov. 24, 2-5:30pm!  This is a great opportunity to brush up your pieces & let others enjoy hearing them! Amateur harpsichordists of all levels are welcome & to keep stress levels low the audience will be only those signed up to play.  The emphasis is on solo works but we'd love to welcome a few duos/trios with harpsichord too.  To register email  

Capriccio's 2019/20 Season!

Post date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:56pm

Capriccio's 2019/20 Season offers solo harpsichord, duo harpsichords, ottavino, countertenor voice, Baroque Dance, Master Classes, Amateur Harpsichord Musicales & more!  Details & tickets available early August!

Gorgeous Pentagonal Virginal for Sale - Built by Colin Booth

Post date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:53pm

Colin Booth, the renowned British early keyboard builder and keyboardist, is putting his beautiful Pentagonal Virginal on the market. 

This impeccably made instrument with the most gorgeous tone is in the U.K. but transportation will be arranged for a purchaser.   Instrument is compliant with U.S. restrictions on ivory and hardwoods.  If interested contact Colin directly via his website at  

Calling All Amateur Harpsichordists!

Post date: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:26am

Capriccio is delighted to launch its Harpsichord Musicale afternoons.  Amateur harpsichordists of all levels are encouraged to play for others in these low-stress, collegial settings. Audiences are limited to those playing.  Sharpen up your pieces for Capriccio's Sat., April 13, 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm Musicale in Washington DC.  For more info and to register send an email to

A Wonderful Addition to Capriccio's Season!

Post date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:22pm

With great delight we announce that Thomas Dunford, internationally acclaimed lutenist, returns to Capriccio May 13, 2019, to perform works from his latest, award-winning album "Bach". Details & tickets available now!