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.
Spring 2020 Concert
America – Music by Living American Composers
Michael Hall, viola • Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
International guitar virtuoso Aaron Larget-Caplan presents the second installment of Now Musique.
The program, 'America' features solos and duos by living American composers including three world premieres. Viola solos by Alice Shields, David Froom, and Mattew Delacey Davidson; guitar solos by David Liptak, duos by Francine Trester, John Anthony Lennon, Darleen Mitchell, Antonio Celso Ribeiro, and Thomas L. Read, AND the world premiere of 'Steps & Leaps' by Tom Flaherty for guitar & electronics.
The program repeats:
• Marh 19 in Dorchester at Upham's Corner Library (abbreviated version) – FB event
• March 21 in New York City at National Opera Center – FB event
• March 22 in Boston (see above) – FB event
• March 23 in Providence at The Music Mansion – FB event
• March 24 in Boston at King's Chapel (30min abbreviated version)
Francine Trester: Borrowed Blue
John Anthony Lennon: Infinite Arrow
Darleen Mitchell: Images
Thomas L. Read: Traveller’s Frolic*
Antonio Celso Rebeiro: Melancholy Dressed in Yellow
David Liptak: Freight (Guitar Solo)
Tom Flaherty: Steps and Leaps* (Guitar + Electronics)
Alice Shields: Sri Mata (Viola solo)
David Froom: Shades of Red
Matthew Davidson: Magyar Rondo
Portraits & Light – Music for viola & guitarMichael 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