Archive for July, 2011

Upcoming Concerts & Radio in Boston, Taos and Colorado

A wonderfully busy time begins on Friday with the first of four concerts and one radio appearance.

I hope you can make a show or listen in, though listening doesn’t cover the amazing work of Gabriela Granados.  She must be seen to be experienced!  It is a wonderful honor to be working with such a Maestra.

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#1 – Greater Boston House Concerts presents

A Spanish Evening poster (click for FB event)

A Spanish Evening • July 27 • 8pm

#2 – Live Interview & Performance on KRZA

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#3 – ¡Con Fuego! in Taos, New Mexico
7:30pm • August 5 • $15

#4 – ¡Con Fuego! at the Tabor Opera House, Leadville, Colorado • August 6 • $15

#5 – ¡Con Fuego! House Concert, Centennial, Colo. • 8/7 • $15 • 7pm

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Testimonial from the Berkshire Athenaeum All-Ages program

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.
July 6, 2011

Program:  Latin & Spanish Travels (click HERE to find out about Aaron’s Enrichment Programs)

Aaron Larget-Caplan performed today at The Berkshire Athenaeum to an audience of 90 children and parents.  Aaron’s musical talent surpassed my expectations; he is a true musician capable of playing alongside John Williams or any other famed classical guitarist.  When I closed my eyes and listened, I was transposed by his music.

So maybe you’re asking how this was appropriate for Children’s programming?  Aaron gave wonderful explanations about his instrument and music.  He told stories and explained how his music was itself a story.  He played and asked the children to guess what the music was about.  One little girl gave a great story about the music of F.M. Torroba:  “A prince met a princess and they lived in a castle and had a daughter named Marial, and she would ride her horse from castle to castle and then she was lonely and then…(pause)…¡Olé!”

Aaron was great at keeping the children’s interest in a genre of music and style that they had probably not heard before.  He introduced them to musical terms and stories of the Latin world which fit right in with our Summer Reading Program them: “One World Many Stories.”  It was a fun and educational performance.

As the Children’s Librarian and an administrator it was a pleasure to work with him.  He was easy to work with, pleasant and kind.  On a side note, he was also great and gracious to tune my guitar and give a short private performance after the main event.

– Miss. Nan

No you Can't Touch my guitar!!

No you Can't Touch my guitar!!

Classical Guitar Magazine “New Lullaby” CD Review

Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), February 2011, p. 47

“This disc of a programme comprised entirely of lullabies especially written for this recording project by a variety of American composers is sub-titled 14 Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep; what a field-day any reviewer could have had with that title if only this was a poor, inconsequential recording.  As it is, here are 50+ minutes’ worth of attractive, mostly peaceful, compositions, music to sooth and relax to.

The liner notes tell of two distinct types of lullaby:  one which gives ‘warmth and protection to the listener’, the other being of a darker nature with ‘hints of fear’’ the greater part of New Lullaby is given to the former and due to the skill of the performer, the expertise of the writing and let’s not forget the first-rate quality of the recorded sound, this is an attractive package all-around.

Ideal late-night listening – recommended.”
– Steve Marsh

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