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Ensemble Caprice is one of ludwig van TORONTO's 11 innovative canadian arts groups who made the pivot

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In early 2020 the entire world underwent a major transformation. The planet was consumed by a pandemic that altered life as we knew it. The arts sector was impacted more than most, leaving the idea of live events as a potentially serious health hazard. The very thought if it seems contradictory. None of us know how long the pandemic will last, although we suspect it could be quite some time. Now, after nearly ten unprecedented months, as a community, we are finding our rhythm.

ludwig van TORONTO's list of Canada's most innovative arts leaders and groups who made the pivot against the odds includes; Ensemble Caprice for their outdoor mini-concerts in Montréal.

4,900: that is the number of door to door mini-concerts that Ensemble Caprice and the musicians they gathered gave between June and September all over Montréal. Aiming to fight loneliness and mental health suffering, while providing work for musicians, the 10-minute performances reached 36,000 people sitting on their balconies and doorways. They also collected $510,000 in donations, of which 91% went to musicians.  PHOTO: Gilles Brissette

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