The Rose Gellert Hall Season Opener is on Friday, Oct. 24, with Ensemble Caprice performing their program entitled “Salsa Baroque.”

The Rose Gellert Hall Season Opener is on Friday, Oct. 24, with Ensemble Caprice performing their program entitled “Salsa Baroque.”

Baroque with a spicy twist

Ensemble Caprice plays Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall on Oct. 24

A blending of “musical influences from Latin and South America, Africa and Europe” encompass the season opening performance at Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) Rose Gellert Hall.

On Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble Caprice of Montreal will perform their world-renowned program, Salsa Baroque.

Highlighting the music of Latin America and Spain of the 17th and 18th centuries, Ensemble Caprice blends European polyphony and Latin American traditional music together in an unusual way.

“Ensemble Caprice gives a different twist to the meaning of Baroque music,” said LCMS artistic director, Elizabeth Bergmann.

“The composers featured in the program drew inspiration from a multitude of countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Portugal, Mexico and Spain — and were also influenced by African rhythms.”

The Ensemble has toured across North America and Europe, and has released more than 20 albums that are sold in 50 different countries.

“I am intrigued by the Salsa Baroque program that Ensemble Caprice has lined up for our opening Rose Gellert Concert and I anticipate we will all enjoy discovering some wonderful new music,” Bergmann said.

The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Concerts Café Classico Series featuring classical, jazz or contemporary works, and the Rose Gellert Hall Series featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians.

Tickets for the Rose Gellert Concert event are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $16 for students, and $10 for LCMS students.

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Call the box office at 604-534-2848.

The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St.