Salsa Baroque

Wed Nov 10, 19:00 - Wed Nov 10, 20:00
St Andrew's Presbytarian Church, De Waterkant


The Cape Town Baroque Orchestra in collaboration with Ensemble Caprice from Montréal, Canada, present Salsa Baroque, an exciting programme of 17th and 18th century music from Latin America and Spain.

During this time period, the musical dialogue between the Old and New Worlds produced extraordinary results. The fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music created a unique style that is exemplified by the villancicos of the Bolivian composer Juan de Araujo and the colourful guarachas of his contemporaries. The programme also includes sonatas by Falconieri, a European composer who was influenced by this Latin American style. 

These gems from this spectacular musical era will be performed on instruments that were common at the time: flutes and recorders, baroque guitar, baroque bowed string instruments, period keyboards, and various percussion instruments. 


Members of Ensemble Caprice

Matthias Maute (recorder, traverso)

Ziya Tabassian (percussion)


Members of the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra

Ralitza Macheva, Nicole D’Oliveira (baroque violins)

Lynn Rudolph (baroque viola)

Cheryl de Havilland (baroque cello)

Henrike Kovats (baroque double bass)

Uwe Grosser (theorbo, baroque guitar)

Dale de Windt (chamber organ)

Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord)

For a sneak preview of Ensemble Caprice’s work, see their website:

Date: Wednesday 10 November

Time: 19:00

Venue: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, De Waterkant

Tickets: R180.

Seating is unreserved, but social distancing protocols will be followed.

Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door due to audience size limitations.  

If you have any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] 

or visit our website at

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


Salsa Baroque
St Andrew's Presbytarian Church, De Waterkant
1 Rose St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
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