Now Musique
Aaron Larget-Caplan

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

Saturday April 13, 2019 at 7pm • Arlington Street Church • Ticket: $25, $20 - students; ONLINE HERE

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
Michael Hall

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

Aaron Larget-Caplan
Aaron Larget-Caplan

A passionate and creative explorer of music of our time, guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan plays with “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). An international touring and recording artist, Aaron has performed in Russia, Taiwan, Europe and across the United States including El Palacio de Linares in Madrid, Spain, Yelagin and Sheremetev Palaces and the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Corte Eremo and Castillo de Galeazza in Italy, Kaohsiung Music Hall in Taiwan, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA and Boston's Jordan Hall.

At the age of 16 he made his debut at the Tabor Opera House and has since premiered over 80 solo and chamber compositions, performed with orchestras, created commissioning endeavors, directed concert series, and brought classical music into schools and community settings. A gifted  speaker and educator, he is sought for his deft programming of new and standard repertoire while connecting with audiences with a Bernstein-esque ease.