Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

ACME Honoree from Mu Phi Epsilon

It is a great honor to be a Mu Phi Epsilon ACME Honoree!

I look forward to continuing my musical adventure with the wonderful musicians and music lovers of Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity. Go Beta Chapter!!acmee-mpe-fall-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about the fraternity and other ACME Honorees at: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.muphiepsilon.org/resource/resmgr/triangle_issues/vol110issue3Fall2016.pdf

Classical Guitar Insider Podcast

Aaron is featured on the November 9, 2016 podcast ‘Classical Guitar Insider’ hosted by Bret Williams. The two met in July and discussed a range of guitar topics. Listen to it for free by clicking on the link below! Aaron’s portion starts at 22:45.

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Bret & Aaron in July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iTunes link to the free podcast:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-87-aaron-larget-caplan/id622648929?i=1000377685584&mt=2

Aaron on Conducting Conversations WCRI

Listen to Aaron being interviewed by Mike Maino for Conducing Conversations. Click on the link below to be taken to the 1-hr episode full of witty banter and great music! Free and available 24/7.

Happy Listening!
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http://classical959.podbean.com/e/06-05-16-aaron-larget-caplan-conducting-conversations/

Aaron on TV & Radio

The end of February was very sweet for Aaron with television and radio features on Boston News Network with Chris Lovett and on the nationally syndicated classical guitar radio show Classical Guitar Alive with Tony Morris

Topics include: living in Dorchester, Mass., the publication of Aaron’s John Cage arrangement of “Six Melodies”,  and his latest CD “the legend of Hagoromo”.

Aaron's interview on the Boston News NetworkFor Classical Guitar Alive with Tony Morris Aaron introduces to American audiences for the first time “the Legend of Hagoromo” by Keigo Fujii. Syndicated on over 250 radio station, Classical Guitar Alive is one the leading voices for our beautiful instrument and music.

Aaron’s interview and performance begins at about 12min.

Guitar Tasting with Franco Marino of Sicily

On Sunday Dec. 20th we were very pleased to host Sicilian luthier (guitar builder) Franco Marino and his wife Carmen for our first Guitar Tasting!

Franco Marino of Messina, Sicily

Franco Marino of Messina, Sicily

In attendance:

  • Adam Levin
  • Devin Ulibarri
  • Apostolos Paraskevas
  • Steve Rapson
  • Peter Janson
  • Kevin Collins
  • Lin and Anni Hymel
  • Aaron & Catherine Larget-Caplan

Franco Marino Guitar Tasting Photos • Like Franco on FB

Special thanks to Catherine and Caroline Larget for creating a wonderful atmosphere and to all who brought nibbles and their musical gifts to our home.

Read an interview for the Boston Classical Guitar Society with Franco in 2010: Interview

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Oregon and Washington Concerts and Workshop

*Read about the program in the Coast Weekend

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**Go to www.ALCGuitar.com/calendar for complete tour info**

ASTORIA:

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CANNON BEACH:

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Hwy 101 Tour, Music of the East & West, Oregon and Northern California

On Friday August 23rd, I take off on JetBlue from Boston’s Logan Airport and head to Portland, Oregon.  On Sunday the 25th I kick off the 2013-2014 Season with my Hwy 101 Tour.

I’ll be playing music from Japan (East), United States and Spain (West), including a 20′ virtuoso work by Keigo Fujii and New Lullaby Project premieres.

Watch a preview video on youtube here:  Sounds of Japan.

We are also in the HIPFISH Monthly out of Astoria, Oregon.  They did a wonderful preview (click to enlarge):

Hwy 101 Tour in HipFish

Hwy 101 Tour in HipFish

A map of where this tour is taking me:

 

Hwy 101 Tour - Music of the East and West

Hwy 101 Tour – Music of the East and West

 

Reflection on the Reading-Recital w/ Glenn Kurtz

A beautifully written reflection in the Upham’s Corner News about my January Greater Boston House Concerts event.  I paired with author and former musician Glenn Kurtz for an evening of music played by me and readings by Kurtz.

A wonderful late night of music making.

http://www.uphamscornernews.com/gbhc-interwoven-words-and-music-captivating-the-listeners.html

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2011 – A Musical Year in Review

El Show de Fernandito w/Marisela Marrero & Leonard Caplan

Welcome to my first Year-in-Review.  All of the names words with underlines are links.  Please check out the amazing collaborators, awesome publications and very cool video and recordings.   Enjoy,

-Aaron

2011 started off with a bang with a program titled, “A Minor Concert of Major Works”.  The last third featuring the awesome Kai-Ching Chang on piano for the Concierto de Aranjuez.  The concert earned my first review with the Boston Musical Intelligencer (Read Here). I also returned to El Show de Fernandito for a performance & interview (Watch).  Got moving on Twitter:  @AaronLC

John McDonald

February: A return to Harvard University’s Pusey Room Series, directed by Carson Cooman with the wonderful Duo Diavolo (Orlando Cela).  My debut at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester (cupcakes included) was followed by a return to John McDonald’s Composition Seminar at Tufts University for a new lullaby sharing, and a trip out west to CSU Bakersfield, where Jim Scully & Roger Allen Cope hosted me for a recital and master class on their Guitar Arts Concert Series. Reviews of my New Lullaby CD appeared in Classical Guitar Magazine, Fanfare Magazine (2x), The Triangle, American Record Guide.

Woodville H.S., New Hampshire

Explaining the magic of nails at Lakeway Elem., Littleton, NH

March: A concert of contemporary music and a master class at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas was made possible by the wonderful New Lullaby composer Nolan Stolz (listen & watch on YouTube).  I returned to Colorado for concerts with the Alamosa Live Music Association (go Lucas Salazar!) at Adams State College, house concerts in Denver and Boulder, as well as much needed downtime in some amazing hot springs.  My return to Boston heard concerts for the Ligue Francophone and one of the most fantastic endeavors of 2011: a 13-performance, 3-concert and 3-workshop (20 events!) residency in one week in Northern New Hampshire (900 miles of driving!), sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH) and NEFA.  Amazing!

Alamosa after-party, Mexican style

Gabriela Granados

April: After a giant blizzard, the AANNH Residency finished with a concert by Duo Diavolo.  The magical dancer Gabriela Granados & I brought ¡Con Fuego! to Springfield for a lively concert with City Music Springfield.  I appeared solo on Canary Burton’s ‘The Latest Score’ on WOMR, Provincetown.  Reached 600 fans on Facebook!

May: Premieres of New Lullabies by Thomas Schuttenhelm and Michael Veloso in Cohasset & Boston, Mass.  Started Greater Boston House Concerts with the first performance by violinist Shaw-Pong Liu. Joined the faculty of the Boston Conservatory with Berit Strong and Olav Chris Henriksen to revamp the classical guitar program; a very cool month!

Thomas Schuttenhelm

June: Repeat performance of the May New Lullabies and ¡Con Fuego! was joined by cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer for its debut, during a downpour, at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT.  A repeat performance in Cambridge rocked!  WATCH Polo by De Falla (cello & guitar)

Rafael Popper-Keizer at Arts Ideas

July: Demonstrated how to say ¡Olé¡ at an Enrichment Program in the Berkshires (watch). Read review.  I gave a Spanish themed performance for the 2nd Greater Boston House Concert. (Read review)

Teo Morca, Catherine, Gabriela, Cee Bearden

August: ¡Con Fuego! set out west with Gabriela Granados, Catherine Larget-Caplan as navigator, for performances in Taos, NM (Taos Academy of Arts), & Alamosa (KRZA), Leadville (Tabor Opera House) and Centennial, Colorado.

September: Hurricane moved concerts and I moved people, musically speaking, on Cape Cod and at the University of Vermont in Burlington, where I premiered the first two 12-tone New Lullabies by Jacob Mashak and Patricia Julien and a 3-voice lullaby by Alan Fletcher.

October: Performances with pianist John Thomas and a solo enrichment program on the Cape and New Hampshire.  A new lullaby by Canary Burton was premiered as well.  Went down to Texas for debut performances at Esquina Tango in Austin & the Greater Houston Guitar Guild (radio too LISTEN). Sadly, Fort Worth fell through thanks to United/Continental (not fun!).  Texas premieres by Hayg Boyadjian, Jonathan Feist, Alan Fletcher, and Michael Veloso.  My work as an Artist Entrepreneur was featured in an article in the International Music Fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon’s magazine, The Triangle:  Building a career through talent and savvy.

Valerie Hartzell & GHGG

Apple Store Boston

November: Duo Diavolo teamed up for more concerts with Greater Boston House Concerts performing in Boston, Newton and Cape Cod the awesome music of Ravi Shankar, Astor Piazzolla, Enrique Granados and Toru Takemitsu. Reached 800 fans on Facebook!

Aaron & Orlando - Duo Diavolo

December: Duo Diavolo performed for the NEFA Idea Swap. The awesome chamber work Sextour Mystique (Mystic Sextet) by Villa-Lobos was performed by myself and  students from the Boston Conservatory.
• I recorded & released my first digital single:  Summertime by Gershwin arranged by Takemitsu (click to listen).
New Lullaby Project Concert was featured in the Jewish Advocate and the Dorchester Reporter.
A solo performance at the Apple Store was followed by a New Lullaby Project Premiere Concert of 12 New Lullabies (#’s 18-30) in Cambridge, MA and at Studio 99 in Nashua, NH, with seven composers present and milk & cookies.  The year ended with a performance and interview on Jewish Perspectives, a monthly program on Boston NBC 7.

New Lullaby Concert, 12/10/11, Francine Trester, Hayg Boyadjian, John McDonald, Martin Schreiner, Demetrius Spaneas, Patricia Julien and Jacob Mashak

2011 turned out to be pretty darn awesome!

***I know none of this would not be possible with the great love and support I receive from my wife Catherine Larget-Caplan and her sister Caroline. Thanks to the amazing composers who entrust their music to me; my duo partner Orlando Cela; all the organizations and people listed for making the concert/piece/article possible.  And to each person who takes a moment to just listen.  You rock!

Most Photos & Video courtesy of Catherine


Jewish Perspective on NBC, Dec. 25, 2011

I had the great honor of being interviewed and performing a few pieces on the Boston’s NBC 7 for the monthly show, Jewish Perspective.  I spoke mainly about the New Lullaby Project but wonderful questions got me speaking about sound, how we listen and my own background prior to classical music.  Playing live, with only the camera as audience, is a wonderful challenge that was both exhilarating and daunting.  

I performed two New Lullabies from the New Lullaby CD, Leaky Roof and No Time (listen), both by Jonathan Feist.  I also performed a beautiful arrangement by Toru Takemitsu of George Gershwin’s Summertime (iTunes).  I had recently recorded Summertime and seeing that it was winter I found it timely.

Jonathan Feist & Aaron on Jonathan's pond

It aired at 6am on Sunday morning and though I was up working until 3:30am I did not get to see it.  I hope to have some video from the show in early January.  If you did see the show please tell me what you thought. Thanks!

“ps. I should add that it is a bit ironic to have Gershwin and Jonathan Feist on a Jewish show on Christmas. Born Jewish, both have no use for religion. Feist recommended “It Ain’t Necessarily So” for an encore…”

JP photos by Catherine