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Grand Valley State University

Arts at Noon Series: Ensemble Caprice - Salsa Baroque

Arts at Noon Series: Ensemble Caprice - Salsa Baroque

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

Music & Dance

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the musical dialogue between the Old and the New Worlds produced extraordinary results. This 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 Araujou and the colorful guarachas of his contemporaries.

Also included in the program are sonatas by Locatelli and Falconieri, two European composers who were influenced by this Latin American style. Gems from this spectacular musical era will be performed on instruments that were common at the time: flutes and recorders, baroque guitar, cello, and various percussion instruments.

Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit