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.

Spring 2020 Concert

America – Music by Living American Composers

Michael Hall, viola • Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar

Sunday March 22, 2020 at 7:30pm Arlington Street Church • Ticket: $15 $25, $40 - VIP; ONLINE HERE

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

*World Premiere



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.