The Capitol Ensemble with soloists Phillip Levy and Jacqueline Brand (violins), Claire Brazeau (oboe), Martin Glicklich (flute), Erick Jovel (trumpet), Beth Peregrine (soprano), and Jeffrey Lavner (harpsichord), performs a Bach birthday celebration. Works include Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043, Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV 1060, three arias for soprano, violin, and continuo, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047.
Noted for a sound which is “richly upholstered and well balanced,” the Capitol Ensemble is a unique group of musicians dedicated to the live performance of an eclectic range of repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. The members have collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Neville Marriner, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Janos Starker, and Leonard Bernstein. The ensemble has given live broadcasts on National Public Radio, and has premiered and recorded new works by several California composers. Appearing regularly in L.A.’s concert halls, recording stages, and teaching at Southern California universities, they also perform as soloists and chamber musicians in many international festivals.
The ensemble is in its 16th season as Artists in Residence for LACMA's Sundays Live radio broadcasts and are featured on the program's theme music.