CAPRICCIO
/kəˈprēCHēˌō/

1. A lively piece of music, typically short and free in form.

2. A style of painting introduced in the Renaissance that combines real architectural elements and figures in fictional and fantastical combinations.

3. A series of six works for solo violin by Houston composer and Musiqa Artist Board member Karim Al-Zand.

4. The film inspired by Al-Zand’s Capriccios, created by Houston filmmaker Traci Lavois Thiebaud, and involving arts organizations and artists from across the city. “Capriccio” was commissioned by Musiqa, and includes ballet dancers, actors, writers, visual artists, poets, musicians of all sorts and (of course) art cars in a celebration of Houston’s artistic diversity. A modern cinematic riff on a 17th century painting style, Musiqa’s “Capriccio” is coming this summer, for free, to your electronic device.