Archive for March, 2011

5-day Arts Residency in Northern New Hampshire

Join Aaron for Concerts (in Berlin, Littleton & Gorham) & “Artist as Entrepreneur” & Guitar Workshops

Aaron Larget-Caplan, a brilliant young Boston-based guitarist, is our guest artist for a five-day residency at North Country schools and other community sites Monday, March 28, through Friday, April 1.
“Aaron Larget-Caplan is a riveting artist whose musical styling begs immediate attention. His classical guitar performance was a treasure…”  –Washington Post
In addition to his work with students in area schools from Errol to Piermont, this talented artist will present three concerts, along with two guitar workshops and a lecture/discussion on “The Artist as Entrepreneur.”  Music lovers, artists, educators and community members — including families with children of all ages — are invited to join us at one or more of the public events!


·  Noon, Monday, March 28 · The Bistro, White Mountains Community College,

Berlin (free, sponsored by the WMCC Student Senate)

· 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 29 · Littleton Opera House, 2 Union St., Littleton ($10 adults, $15 families) — tickets at the door. This special concert, “New Lullabies & Dances,” is for everyone!  Children of all ages are invited to come in their PJs, join us for milk and cookies (supplied by the Littleton Food Coop), and hear lullabies new and old, by composers from Gershwin to UNH faculty member Ryan Vigil, who will be at the concert.  Read about Aaron’s New Lullaby Project at
· 7 pm, Friday, April 1 · Gorham Auditorium, 20 Park St., Gorham ($10, $5 students, $20 families) — tickets at the door.  “The Nature of Dances and Dreams” is the first concert at the beautiful, newly renovated auditorium, and it’s a great start: Aaron is joined by Venezuelan cuatro player and flutist Orlando Cela, in a concert of Latin dances and works inspired by nature. The program includes “Venezuelan Waltzes” by Antonio Lauro, “History of the Tango” by Astor Piazzolla, and muisc of Erik Satie, Toru Takemitsu, David Vayo (NH premiere) and New Hampshire’s own Kevin Siegfried.

All workshops are $10, $5 for students; preregistration requested ( or call 323-7302).

· 6:30 pm, Monday, March 28, at Old Mill Studio, 36 King Square, Whitefield:

The Artist as Entrepreneur. Artists in all disciplines are invited to this program about the value of being an entrepreneur for artists in the 21st century.  Aaron will cover topics addressing what the artist needs to do beyond his or her artwork, including using technology, the realities of operating a small business, marketing and promotion, and collaboration. Aaron will primarily use examples from music, but the lecture/discussion is appropriate for – and open to – all artists.

· 7 pm, Wednesday, March 30, Guitar Workshop at The Art Cellar, 75Main St., Plymouth (presented in partnership with Friends of the Arts). $10, $5 students.

· 6:30 pm, Thursday, March 31-  Guitar Workshop, Gorham Auditorium, 20 Park St., Gorham ($10, $5 students).

From tuning to stretching, scales and arpeggios to rasqueado (flamenco strumming), Aaron will introduce and work on warm-up techniques for guitarists at all levels, beginners to advanced. Though most of the focus will be on classical/fingerstyle techniques, all styles are welcome. Topics covered will include posture, right-hand technique, sound production, metronome work and more. Bring your guitar!

As part of each workshop, Aaron will offer a master-class session to one to three individuals who would like to perform and receive individual feedback in the group setting. If you would like to perform a piece, please call 323-7302 or  Bring your music as well as your guitar.

About Aaron Larget-Caplan

Boston-based guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan was born in Oklahoma and raised in Colorado; he made his debut at the Tabor Opera House at 17 years of age and has since performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues around the US and Europe.  In 2006 Aaron released “Tracing a wheel on water,” which the great American composer Ned Rorem called “Musical, affecting and skilled.”  That year he also founded the Spanish classical music and flamenco dance group ¡Con Fuego!

In 2007 Aaron began the New Lullaby Project, a multi-compositonal endeavor that collects new lullabies from composers throughout the world for guitar solo.

Aaron has received awards and grants from the American Composers Forum, D’Addario Foundation, Denver Classical Guitar Society, music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he received an award as Outstanding Educator and Performer. He was the youngest solo roster artist with Young Audiences of Massachusetts.  His Arts Enrichment programs, “The Spirit of Spain” and “Latin Travels,”  have been called “enriching for all ages” & “a feast of sounds, colors and dance..” They are also educational and include stories, activities, poetry and anecdotes on the pieces and cultural history that allow the students of all ages and to approach music and life with better understanding.
Aaron’s residency is funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the NEA Regional Touring Progam, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the state arts agencies of New England, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and by the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation and TransCanada. Thanks also to our community partners and sponsors, including the Old Mill Studio,  the Town of Gorham,  White Mountains Community College, Laconia Savings Bank, Loon Mountain, Littleton Coin, the Sunset Hill House (Sugar Hill), Libby’s Bistro (Gorham), 150 Main St. (Errol), and Town & Country Motor Inn (Shelburne).

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