Past Events

Colin Booth

SOLD OUT! The Attraction of the Grounde


Colin Booth, Harpsichord

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: Capriccio Baroque, Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
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 bass 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.
Colin Booth, Capriccio Baroque,

SOLD OUT! Queen Elizabeth: Her Musicke


Colin Booth, Harpsichord & Virginals

On Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: Woodend Mansion, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Colin Booth, acclaimed English early keyboardist and keyboard builder/restorer, makes his Washington DC debut performing works by two titans of English Early music: 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.   Enjoy this Early English repertory with a master of the genre! Pre-concert complimentary fine wines and canapés offered from 6:15pm. The Concert commences at 7:30pm.
Andrew Appel

Benefit Soirée SOLD OUT - Couperin, Haydn & Bach


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 dinner with exceptional and rare wines. Andrew performs exquisite, charming works from François Couperin's ('the Great') 'Premier livre de piéces de clavecin'; a delightful, effervescent, definitively-Classical Sonata by Joseph Haydn; and J.S. Bach's monumental Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue for harpsichord in D minor (BWV903).
Justin Taylor



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!
Painting by Jan Steen

Master Class for Amateur Harpsichordists - Performer slots full. Space for auditing available.


Alberto Busettini



On Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:30am
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
Refine your harpsichord touch at this half-day Master Class led by Italian virtuoso harpsichordist Alberto Busettini. Amateur harpsichordists of all abilities are welcome to participate as performers or auditors in this collegial, low-stress class.
Alberto Busettini

The Couperin Dynasty


Alberto Busettini, Harpsichord

On Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place NW, Washington DC 20015
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.
Alberto Busettini

One Bach, Three Styles - Full House!


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.
Rebecca Pechefsky

SOLD OUT! Baroque Transitions in France, Germany & Spain


 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"


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


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.