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Now Musique – Rafael Popper-Keizer – CANCELED

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NOSTALGIC QUIETUDE – MUSIC OF THOSE WHO LEFT HOME

Due to illness, not related to Covid, the concert to be rescheduled for a later date in 2024. All tickets are being refunded.

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Now Musique presents acclaimed cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer a rare solo recital of reflection, quietude and comfort.

The concert, Nostalgic Quietude, begins at 7:30pm on Friday January 19, at the beautiful First Church Boston, 66 Marlboro Street. Seating is general admission. TICKETS

On the recital Rafael Popper-Keizer writes, “For the depths of midwinter, I wanted to present a program that offers space for reflection, quietude, and comfort. The underlying theme is one of nostalgia; the five composers represented on the first half are all artists who left their homeland (Wales, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland, Catalonia) but whose music continued to deeply express the culture and ethos of their respective places of birth. The Bach that closes the program represents a more personal sort of nostalgia: in the most introspective and melancholic of his cello suites, Bach draws us into the depths of our own inner worlds and holds us there firmly for six profound moments in time.”

“Rafi is well known for his artistic excellence in the music community,” says Now Musique Artistic Director Aaron Larget-Caplan, “but he is rarely heard is such a setting. As a student at the New England Conservatory, I was very lucky to experience his solo playing when he was an Artist Diploma, so we are extremely happy to be able to present such an artist as Rafael Popper-Keizer to the wider public.

Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite or at the door, General Seating
Now Musique Website: http://nowmusique.com/

PROGRAM:

  • The Cresset Stone – Hilary Tann (1947-2023)
  • Ballade – Léon Mouravieff (1905-1987)
  • Liebesleid – Ralf Gawlick (b. 1969)
  • Suite #3 for unaccompanied cello in a minor – Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
  • El cant dels ocells – Traditional/Casals
        Intermission
  • Suite #5 for unaccompanied cello in c minor – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

NOW MUSIQUE:
Founded in 2019 by guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan, Now Musique is a new music series celebrating the recital format of new and often neglected solo and ensemble music with outstanding international artists. Committed to a bringing music into communities, the 2022 season saw five formal concerts featuring 30 living composers, and four more all-ages programs in Dorchester.

RAFAEL POPPER-KEIZER
Hailed by The New York Times as “imaginative and eloquent” and dubbed “a local hero” by the Boston Globe, cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer maintains a vibrant and diverse career as one of Boston’s most celebrated artists. He is principal cellist of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Emmanuel Music, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and a core member of many notable chamber music organizations throughout New England, including the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, A Far Cry, Winsor Music, and Monadnock Music. His 2003 performance with the Boston Philharmonic of the Saint-Saëns Concerto in A minor was praised by the Globe for “melodic phrasing of melting tenderness” and “dazzling dispatch of every bravura challenge;” more recent solo appearances include Strauss’ Don Quixote, with the Boston Philharmonic; Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Emmanuel Music; and the North American premiere of Roger Reynolds’ Thoughts, Places, Dreams, with Sound/Icon.

Mr. Popper-Keizer has been featured on close to two dozen recordings, including the premieres of Robert Erickson’s Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, Thomas Oboe Lee’s cello concerto Eurydice, Yehudi Wyner’s De Novo for cello and small chamber ensemble, Malcolm Peyton’s unaccompanied Cello Piece, Concert Champêtre by Thomas L. Read for guitar and cello with Aaron Larget-Caplan, and major unaccompanied works by Kodaly and Gawlick.and major unaccompanied works by Kodaly and Gawlick.

As an alumnus of the New England Conservatory, Mr. Popper-Keizer studied with master pedagogue and Piatigorsky protégé Laurence Lesser; at the Tanglewood Music Center he was privileged to work with Mstislav Rostropovich, and was Yo-Yo Ma’s understudy for Strauss’ Don Quixote under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. His prior teachers include Stephen Harrison, at Stanford University, and Karen Andrie, at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Now Musique presents Nostalgic Quietude – Music of those who left home with Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Composers: Hilary Tann, Léon Mouravieff, Ralf Gawlick, Ernest Bloch, Casals, and Bach
When: Friday January 19 at 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm
Admission: $20
Location: First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston 02116
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nostalgic-quietude-cellist-rafael-popper-keizer-in-recital-tickets-769798186097?aff=oddtdtcreator
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Website: http://nowmusique.com/

Heretic – a micro-opera at Salem State

Guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan returns to Salem State University for a special one-night-only concert. TICKETS & INFO

The concert, Altered Worlds, begins with Larget-Caplan’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C Major, WTC I, BWV 846 partnered with Vineet Shende’s (Bowdoin College) Carnatic Prelude N. 1, After J.S. Bach, a re-imagining of the prior as if Bach were from South India. The monumental Legend of Hagoromo by Keigo Fujii explores mystical transformation through the 13th century myth, followed by John Cage’s serene In A Landscape, arranged by Larget-Caplan.

The evening concludes with the theatrical performance and US premiere of Heretic, a micro-opera for guitarist by Richard Cameron-Wolfe. Inspired by Arthur Machen’s haunting 1907 novel The Hill of Dreams, this realization is a multi-media event in collaboration with Salem State University theatre faculty Jerry Johnson and Aaron Larget-Caplan.

“As an artist, I try to push myself into new areas,” said Larget-Caplan, “and Heretic does that very well! Not just because I must sing, act, speak, and play a technically extremely difficult piece, but that each element is to be approached from the theatrical side as well. Collaborating with the theater director Jerry Johnson has enlivened the experience. I’m extremely excited!”

Born Arthur Llewelyn Jones in 1863, Arthur Machen became one of the most influential writers of his generation. He drew on the dark landscapes of his childhood in Wales, together with his adult life in bohemian fin-de-siécle London, to create magical and disturbing tales. His admirers include Stephen King, and H. P. Lovecraft, who described him as one of the four ‘modern masters of the horror story’.

Larget-Caplan will perform Heretic in April 2024 at Symphony Space in New York, Bowdoin College in Maine, and Tufts University in Medford.

Altered Worlds promises to be a new and wonderful adventures for music and theatre lovers!

Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Composer

 
Profile photo of J. L. Johnson

Jerry Johnson, Director

PROGRAM
Prelude N. 1 in C Major, BWV 846* – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Carnatic Prelude N. 1, After J.S. Bach* (2017) – Vineet Shende (b.1972)
The Legend of Hagoromo (1992) – Keigo Fujii (b.1956)
In A Landscape* (1948) – John Cage (1912-1992)
Heretic (2022) – Richard Cameron-Wolfe (b.1943)

*Written for or arranged by Aaron Larget-Caplan

 

LISTING:
Friday January 26 • 7:30pm
Salem State University in conjunction with the Music and Theater departments presents Aaron Larget-Caplan in Altered World, a solo program exploring transformation.
Composers: 
J.S. Bach, Vineet Shende, Keigo Fujii, John Cage, and the US premiere of Heretic – a micro opera by Richard Cameron-Wolfe – directed by Jerry Johnson (SSU Theater Faculty).
Information and Tickets: HERE ($10-15)
Location: 
Callan Studio Theatre, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970 (MAP)
Program Notes for the concert: https://alcguitar.com/blog/heretic-at-salem-state/

PROGRAM NOTES

Prelude No. 1 in C Major, WTC Book 1, BWV 846* by J.S. Bach

The first prelude in The Well-Tempered Clavier comprises a simple arpeggio figure; the dramatic tension only builds through harmonic change. While a moment in time, the arpeggio feels eternal. Gounod based his ‘Ave Maria’ on this prelude. I raise the octave of the last measures for an ethereal conclusion. Recorded on Aaron’s 2022 album ‘God’s Time: Music of J.S. Bach on Guitar (Tiger Turn) SPOTIFY

Carnatic Prelude N. 1, After J.S, Bach* (2017) by Vineet Shende

Vineet Shende and Aaron

A measure for measure re-imagination of Bach’s Prelude N. 1 in C-Major, WTC I, BWV 846 as if Bach were from South India. A fusion of the Eastern melodic and rhythmic traditions of Carnatic music (raga – scale, taal – rhythmic cycle) and Western harmonic traditions.

Carnatic music does not use harmony as the western tradition, so Shende uses rhythmic flourishes to denote a cadence or phrase ending. The project will continue for a total of 12 Carnatic Preludes by Shende being paired with Larget-Caplan’s arrangements of the original Bach keyboard works for guitar.

The legend of Hagoromo (1992) by Keigo Fujii

Found in variation throughout Asia, the Hagoromo legend describes a young fisherman falling in love with a heavenly maiden who can fly when she wears her magical feathered kimono (Hagoromo). Wanting to prevent her from leaving him, he steals and hides her Hagoromo while she bathes under the autumn full moon. After a time, and unable to go home to the immortal world, she returns his love and they have a child together. While walking her young son, the boy sings a lullaby whose words describe where the Hagoromo is hidden. Donning it and robed in the blue of heaven she ascends again! But she cries in sadness, for she cannot bring her husband and son along. Lovesick and lonely as well, her husband plants the seed of a moonflower for her, and as her tears water it from the world above it grows into the heavens allowing the fisherman to climb up and join her; her tears becoming a rainbow. B

ased on a 16-bar song in the traditional Okinawan mode by Hiroshi Yamanoha (d.1991) about the Hagoromo legend, Keigo Fujii does not adhere strictly to the mode and incorporates many extended techniques and effects to create one of the 20th century’s great masterpieces. Recorded on Aaron’s 2013 album ‘The Legend of Hagoromo’ (Stone Records). SPOTIFY

In A Landscape* (1948) by John Cage, Arr. A. Larget-Caplan

Through composed, the composition can be divided into three parts by the repetition of the opening melodic figure and arpeggio. Choreographer Louise Lippold conceived of the 15 x 15 measures (5-7-3) rhythmic structure.

The work travels the length of the guitar and requires extensive use of campanella, natural and artificial harmonics, tambura, and peaceful control. The arrangement required multiple register adjustments, but no note changes. The most daunting of my Cage arrangements due to extended fixed gamut of tones and the use of two voices that need to resonate throughout, it is also the most lyrical of the mid-period works where one can hear the lines so reminiscent of Satie. I met Cage in Dream, but I fell in love with Cage through In A Landscape. Recorded on Aaron’s 2018 album ‘John. Cage. Guitar.’ (Stone Records) SPOTIFY

Heretic* (1994/2017/2022) by Richard Cameron-Wolfe

This Heretic speaks the unspeakable, thinks the unthinkable, and plays the unplayable. At the outset, Orthodoxy tries to stop him from speaking his first word.

At last, the Heretic addresses us, with “I want to tell you what’s going on here”, but immediately has second thoughts: “You don’t want to know.” He then moves uncomfortably close to the audience and, in a Mephistophelian tone, asks for our “trust”. Then, calmly and conversationally, he refers to Arthur Machen’s book The Hill of Dreams – its contents perhaps holding a key to the nature of the Heretic’s mental state (unreality/alienation). After a robotic, manic, minimalist rant, the Heretic abruptly begins to leave, pauses, and reluctantly returns, apparently to become simply a guitarist.

An extended, abstract, contrapuntal passage follows, punctuated however with comments from the Heretic – alternately introspective and communicative, about beauty, perfection, and art. But the Heretic is, as we suspected, quite mad, regretting this encounter. He pushes us away, turning inward – and we are released, liberated. This performance is the U.S. Premiere.

Heretic will be performed at Bowdoin College (April 6) Symphony Space in NYC (April 20), and Tufts University (April 26).

Larget-Caplan’s arrangements of John Cage’s piano music published by Edition Peters

2024 Concert Preview!

Upcoming Concerts!

  • Friday Jan. 19 – cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer guest artist on the recital series Now Musique, Directed by Aaron Larget-Caplan. INFO

Aaron Larget-Caplan Performs:

  • Friday Jan. 26 – Salem State University, Altered Worlds – recital and US premiere of Heretic, a micro-opera by Richard Cameron-Wolfe for solo guitarist. INFO
  • Feb. 29 – Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma, Concert+Class. INFO
  • March 1 – Spanish Gems – New Album on Tiger Turn (Aaron’s 11th album!)
  • March 10 – Astoria, Oregon
  • March 19 – King’s Chapel, Boston
  • March 28 – Tufts University, Mass, Late-Night Concert featuring the New Lullaby Project
  • April 6 – Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, Residency+Concert – Heretic
  • April 7 – Camden, Maine
  • April 20 – Symphony Space, New York INFO – Heretic
  • April 26 – Tufts University Residency+Concert – Heretic
  • May 4-5 – Bowdoin College, Choir+Guitar, Pravasa – Travels of the Guitar by Vineet Shende

Complete Concert Information: ALCGuitar.com/calendar
*more concerts are being added

Guitar + String Trio in Maine

I’m very excited to be performing three concerts of music featuring guitar with string trio (violin, viola, cello) with the exemplary musicians Robert Lehmann, Kimberly Lehmann, and Rebecca Hartka.

The program: “Dancing with Ancestors” – Music for Guitar and Strings from Latin America features Latin-American music for guitar and strings that explores the notion of music that dances with the ancestors.

PROGRAM:

  • MANUEL M. PONCE Quartet, for guitar, violin, viola, cello (1946)
  • NICOLÁS LELL BENAVIDES Rinconcito (2018) – Maine premiere
  • ASTOR PIAZZOLLA from Histoire du Tango (1985)
  • Bordello 1900 (guitar/violin)
  • Café 1930 (guitar/viola)
  • Revirado (guitar/cello)
  • ROLAND DYENS Tango En Skai (1985), arranged for quartet
  • ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM Felicidades, Arr. Dyens*
  • ANTONIO CELSO RIBEIRO Vain Lullaby (2021) – Maine premiere*
  • AGUSTIN BARRIOS Una Limosna por El Amor de Dios (1944)*
  • * USM Concert only

CONCERTS:

**Music I Am Interview with Nicolás Lell Benavides: HERE

NOTES (selected): 

Vain Lullaby by Antonio Celso Ribeiro

The piece is inspired by the painting “Resting” done in 1905 by Danish painter Feliz Krämer Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) depicting a woman seated in a chair, gazing at the wall. Her hair is gathered up in a bun and she is wearing a modest black skirt and a dark grey blouse with puffed sleeves and a scooped neck. Her apparel is conservative and humble. In my mind she sings a vain lullaby. She sings a vain lullaby in vain.

Rinconcito by Nicolás Lell Benavides

Rinconcito gets its name from one of my mother’s favorite songs: Rinconcito en el Cielo by Ramón Ayala. As a kid I always loved the idea of there being a little corner of heaven that one could visit with a friend or lover. Of course, as I grew older it dawned on me that the lyrics had a much more adult meaning! However, the image of a secret corner in the sky for friends has never left me. Though I don’t use any of the music from Ayala’s beautiful song, this piece is about ancestors in the way I imagined it as a child.

Rinconcito is about a meeting place for the dead and the living. My Grandpa Garcia, an accordionist who taught me to play rancheras and corridos as a kid, used to tell me that music is the only thing that people in heaven and people on earth share. When I was young, I imagined one could make music with the ancestors in heaven. This work takes elements of traditional New Mexican music but reconfigures them and distills them to the point of sometimes being unrecognizable.

In this piece, you will hear thirds and fourths that alternate both high and low. In my mind, the pure intervals of fourths and fifths are the intervals of the ancestors. Thirds and sixths are the intervals of the living. The piece opens up atmospherically, like an unsteady first contact, before a level of rapport is established and the thirds and fourths intermingle effortlessly. The primary guitar motive is constructed of a third and a fourth together, symbolizing the tangible shared music of heaven and earth. Before long the piece leaps into a fast dance, using common features of Southwestern music, and then the slower, atmospheric music returns, with the ancestors saying goodbye for now.

The work is inspired by my upbringing in New Mexico and my two grandfathers, one of whom passed away recently: Gilbert Benavides (1929-2018) and Eddie Garcia (1933-). They were and are as New Mexican as New Mexican can be and served as a strong cultural connection to the old way of life in the Land of Enchantment. As I have one grandparent left, I’ve become painfully aware of the fragility of our connection to the past and the need to actively maintain it. Each new generation inherits this link, and I hope through music like this to play my part in preserving it. Though I have until now infrequently looked inward toward my own culture for inspiration, I’ve very much enjoyed the process and hope that this is the beginning of a new series of pieces where I explore the theme of what it means to be New Mexican.

A big thank you to Left Coast and Will and Linda Schieber for making this commission possible.

– Nicolas Lell Benavides

New York Concerts and Classes

Last week, I performed on Bargemusic and gave masterclasses at Hunter College and Juilliard Preparatory Division. It was a wonderful few days meeting friends, sharing music, and exploring the city.
 
It was my second solo program on the iconic Bargemusic, at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, and like the first time last April, it was a glorious experience! Multiple premieres and some of my favorite pieces!
Thank you Mark Peskanov and Theresa for having me back.
 
NOTABLES:
  • ‘Tracing a wheel on water’ by Kevin Siegfried was written for me 20 years ago. This was the 2nd New York performance!
  • For 13 years New Lullabies written for my New Lullaby Project have been featured in 90% of my concerts. Tonight were two by Dennis Bathory-Kitsz and Stephanie Ann Boyd.
  • My own ‘slight nuance’ received its NY premiere. 3-million streams to date!
  • My arrangement of ‘Mystic Flute’ by Alan Hovhaness will be published later this year by Edition Peters Group.
  • The River Café makes a super smooth drink. Wear a jacket and visit.
I was the guest of João Luiz and Sarah Overholt for a masterclass with their students of Hunter College. A program of Brouwer, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Sor, the students Gabby, Kevin, Enrique and Vítor did a wonderful job!
Thank you to Mark Spicer, João, and Sarah for having me! On October 7th, I had the pleasure of working with the students of Tali Roth at the Juilliard School. The young students played Marco Pereira and Agustín Barrios, and did a wonderful job!
 

 
 
 

Bargemusic NYC Return on Oct. 6

Photo L-R: Kevin Siegfried, Alan Hovhaness, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, Aaron Larget-Caplan,
and Keigo Fujii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Guitar Virtuoso Aaron Larget-Caplan to Mesmerize Audiences Once Again at Bargemusic’s ‘Eclectic Series’ Performance

Photo by Tracey Yarad, April 2023

LINK FOR TICKETS HERE

BROOKLYN, NY — August 15, 2023 — Bargemusic, New York’s premier floating concert hall, is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated return of guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan to its stage. On Friday, October 6, 2023, at 7:00 pm, Bargemusic will be transformed into a musical haven as Larget-Caplan presents his extraordinary solo program, “Dances, Dreams, and Legends.”  

Larget-Caplan promises an enchanting evening of musical diversity, showcasing a fusion of cultures, emotions, and legends through the language of the guitar. The program, “Dances, Dreams, and Legends,” will feature an eclectic repertoire that includes dances from Brazil, Spain, and the United States, contemporary lullabies composed specifically for Larget-Caplan’s groundbreaking New Lullaby Project, and a monumental solo piece inspired by the captivating 13th-century Japanese legend of Hagoromo.

Lovers of classical and contemporary guitar music will be treated to compositions by Isaac Albéniz, J.S. Bach, Antonio Jobim, and Keigo Fujii. Additionally, the evening features the New York premieres of compositions by Alan Hovhaness, Stephanie Anne Boyd, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, Kevin Siegfried, and Larget-Caplan.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical artistry as Aaron Larget-Caplan returns to Bargemusic to weave a captivating tapestry of melodies, rhythms, and legends through his guitar.

Larget-Caplan will be giving classes at Hunter College (10/4) and Juilliard Pre-College (10/6). More are being added. 

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Photo by Tracey Yarad, April 2023

Event Details:
Date and Time: Friday, October 6, 2023, at 7:00 pm
Admission: $35

Venue:
Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn Bridge Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For ticket information and reservations, please visit: https://www.bargemusic.org/concert/eclectic-series-dances-dreams-and-legends-antonio-jobim-kevin-seigfried-dennis-bathory-kitsz-stephanie-ann-boyd-isaac-albeniz-aaron-larget-caplan-alan-hovhaness-j-s-bach-keigo-fujii-aar/ 

FB Event: HERE

About Aaron Larget-Caplan:

Aaron Larget-Caplan is an internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer known for his virtuosity and passion for expanding the boundaries of classical guitar music. His ten albums have earned over 5-million streams since 2021, and he has received numerous awards and accolades for his groundbreaking projects and performances, making him a prominent figure in the contemporary and classical music scene.

About Bargemusic:

Bargemusic, moored at the scenic Fulton Ferry Landing under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, is a unique floating concert venue offering exceptional performances and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Renowned for its commitment to bringing world-class music to the heart of New York City.

Photo by Tracey Yarad, April 2023

Fall 2023 Concert Preview

Fall 2023 is going to be very musical! 

Solo, Chamber Music, Choir + Guitar, and Master Classes

For information on individual concerts please go to: https://alcguitar.com/calendar.php

More events being added.

Premiere of Felsenfeld’s ‘Only Winter Certainties’

On April 15, I have the great honor and pleasure of giving the world premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld’s first guitar solo ‘Only Winter Certainties‘ on Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Danny was a doctoral student at the New England Conservatory when I was an undergraduate, so our paths did not meet directly, but it was impossible not to hear his music. Your life will be better hearing his music.
 
‘Only Winter Certainties is a 12min work subtitled ‘5 Preludes for guitar,’ with each movement’s individual title coming from an author or musician. Standard tuning and no extended techniques, Danny pushes the performer technically to realize a kaleidoscope of emotions while maintaining an anxious intensity and deep clarity.
 
Danny and I sat down last week and talked about this endeavor.  A voracious reader, Danny talks about composing, why it took so long to write for guitar, and so much more. Yes, his puppy joined us.  
 
Take a listen:
 

 

Upcoming Concerts

4/15 – Bargemusic concert info: HERE
5/7 – Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA: HERE
5/19 – The Music Mansion, Providence: HERE
5/20 – Now Musique at the Arlington Street Church, Boston: 

Grant Award – Now Musique

On February 15, Now Musique received a Cultural Recovery Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded.

Founded by Aaron Larget-Caplan in 2019, Now Musique is dedicated to exploring the new and neglected in music with solo and chamber music concerts being presented in Boston and beyond. 

Between August and November 2022, Now Musique presented 5 program in 8 concerts in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. The programs featured 25 composers with many in attendance, as well as a few dead composers for balance. 

We are honored and grateful to have received the award and we look forward to celebrating through music in the near future!

http://nowmusique.com/ 

Our next concert is May 19 in Providence, Rhode Island with Grammy Nominated baritone Johnathan McCullough.

Now Musique is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. All donations are tax deductible.

Mass Cultural Council Celebrates $51M in Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery Grants

 

Funding List

And 3 years later!

I lived in Arlington, Mass.

Catherine and I filed our marriage license at the Arlington City Hall, which happens to be adjacent to the Robbins Library, a public library dating from the 1880’s.

Though I called it home from 2001 until 2004, I didn’t perform their until February 2020.

When my Spanish classical music and flamenco dance ensemble ¡Con Fuego! performed at Arlington’s Regent Theater just a few blocks from the library.

The Friends of the Robbins Library reached out in 2019 about performing for their Reading Room Series, which I happily agreed to.

We were very excited for the May 2020 solo concert in the historic Reading Room…

Yes…May 2020…

It did not happen.

An online concert hosted by the Friends of the Robbins Library happened in April 2021.

Not the same…

But we stayed in touch.

We made plans and on February 26, 2023 an in-person, live, breathing, physical, concert occurred!

It was exhilarating!! Packed house! Standing Ovation!! Encores! 

Thank you to the Friends of the Robbins Library, the Arlington Cultural Council, and all of those who came out to the concert. 

Though it took 3 years, it was perfect! Thank you!

Support concerts like these by signing up to be a member of the Robbins Library (HERE)

A video of the concert was made and it will be available for a limited time on YouTube. 

Looking Bach, Listening Forward

PROGRAM
J.S. Bach – Prelude in C Major, BWV 846*
Aaron Larget-Caplan – sweet nuance
Vineet Shende – Carnatic Prelude N. 1, After J.S. Bach*
Isaac Albéniz – Granada*
Francisco Tarrega – Recuerdos de La Alhambra w/improvised introduction
Larget-Caplan – moving still
John Cage – In A Landscape*
Bach – God’s Time is the very best Time, BWV 106*
Esteban Sanlucar – Mantilla de Feria
Albéniz – Sevilla*
Alan Hovhaness – Mystic Flute* – US Premiere

*Written for or arranged by Aaron Larget-Caplan