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Capriccio! Instrumental Gems from 17th-Century Italy


Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble presents Capriccio! Instrumental Gems from 17th-Century Italy on Friday, March 28 at 7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Virginia and Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm at First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Tickets are available at the door and are $15 for adults and free for students.  For more information, visit our website, call (703) 587-0483, or email

Ticket-holders are encouraged to join violinist and TNR co-artistic director David McCormick at 6:30pm each evening for a free pre-concert lecture that will provide insight into this rarely performed repertoire.  The instrumental music of 17th-century Italy is harmonically adventurous, capricious, and at times almost improvisatory.  McCormick will introduce concert-goers to composers such as Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi, a mysterious character who dedicated a sonata to a singer he later murdered!

Named for a colonial route that once spanned much of central Virginia, Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2011 by local period-instrument specialists David McCormick (baroque violin), Fiona Hughes (baroque violin), and Anne Timberlake (recorder).  The group seeks to enrich the local performing arts scene by bringing an exciting and informed approach to music of the baroque era.  Our third season is sponsored in part by a grant from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

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