Exploring the new and neglected
Curated by Aaron Larget-Caplan
Now Musique is a new chamber music series celebrating the recital format of new and often neglected solo and ensemble music with outstanding international artists.
Series Debut Concert
Poetry, Portraits & Light – Music for viola & guitar
Michael Hall, viola • Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
Works for viola and guitar by Samuel Adler, World Premieres by Francine Trester (USA) and Antonio Celso Ribeiro (Brazil), and solos by Kee Yong Chong (Malaysia), Paul Coletti (UK), Arshia Samsaminia (Iran), and Americans Jim Mobberley, Kevin Siegfried and John Cage.
Michael Hall, viola, lives in Chicago and is an internationally recognized soloist, teacher, and thought leader. He has over 50 compositions written for him, is a board member of the American Viola Society, and Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Director of Education of the Bandung Philharmonic - the first professional orchestra in Indonesia.
As a soloist, Michael has appeared in Vienna, Jakarta, Reykjavik, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Bali, New York City, Singapore, Boston, Sorrento and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. Michael has performed live on NPR, WFMT, and Thailand PBS-TV, and his recordings can be found on the Centaur, Delos, Vienna Modern Masters, Acoma, Albany and Parma labels