News and Views

Capriccio is off hiking in June!

Post date: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:21am

Capriccio admin will be on hold throughout June for a long hike in distant climes far away from the internet.  But, rest assured: all ticket purchases made in June for our July 27 Season Closer concert "The French Galante" will be registered with receipts being mailed early July.  Capriccio's 2019-2020 Season will also be announced early July.  Look out for it - it's a full run of top-flight harpsichord stars!

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!  

Sweet Wines for Suite Music

Post date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:49pm

Sweet wines are a bit like harpsichord music - once highly popular, but today appreciated only by the select, refined few! 
Enjoy both at Capriccio's Sat., Sept. 15, 2018 concert. 

Read wine reviewer Don Winkler's notes on these wines on Capriccio's OenoNote Blog.


Capriccio's Very Special Benefit Soirées - An Exceptional Experience!

Post date: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:52pm

Consider attending one of Capriccio's very special Benefit Soirées this Season!

Capriccio Launches its 2018-2019 Season!

Post date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:38am

Capriccio's new Season showcases the richness & diversity of harpsichord music throughout the Baroque with world-acclaimed harpsichordists, some making their Washington DC debut! 

A Weekend of (Harpsichord) Heaven!

Post date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:07am

This coming weekend is Harpsichord Heaven - glorious Baroque music performed by top-flight harpsichordists on original instruments in the beautiful spring countryside of Brandywine, DE ...

Introducing OenoNote - Fine Wines to Enjoy with Baroque Music!

Post date: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:40pm

Capriccio introduces the launch of its new OenoNote Blog for music & wine lovers!  Don Winkler, wine reviewer & co-publisher of the International Wine Review (IWR), will be reviewing fine wines, those special accompaniments to an evening of glorious Baroque music.  With this Blog it'll be possible to get full information on wines served at Capriccio's concerts; access helpful reviews when choosing wines for your own special listening events; & hear artists' perspectives on wine & music pairings.  Click on the OenoNote link at top right of this home page to read Don's first Blog on some fine Italian Varietals.

Introducing Erik Ryding as Principal Capriccio Blogger

Post date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:20am

Capriccio is delighted to welcome Erik Ryding as a principal Blogger on its new Music Review & Literary Review Blogs.  A lutenist, Erik Ryding is an award-winning author, writer of program notes for NYC's most prestigious music venues, pre-concert lecturer, & president of Quill Classics.  Click on "Music Reviews" above to read Erik's blog on a recent NYC happening.