Now Musique
Aaron Larget-Caplan

Exploring the new and neglected

Curated by 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.

June 2022 - Grant Award from the City of Boston
Read here: https://alcguitar.com/blog/grant-award-concerts/

All concerts are Free, open to the public, and lasting under an hour. All-ages are welcome to attend with each concert being an introduction and exploration of the music for guitar. The programs are built around Aaron's New Lullaby Project, with many composers present, and will feature Aaron's own compositions as well. Audience members who to wear PG rated pajamas for concerts 1, 3-5, will receive a New Lullaby Project sticker!

 

CONCERT 1: Night Songs & Dances

Thursday August 11 • 5:30pm • Concert • Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester
Music by New Lullaby Project composers Lynn Job, Stanley Hoffman, John McDonald, Frank Warren, Charles Turner, Larget-Caplan and Spanish Composers.
Preview: Monday August 8 • 11:15am • storytime at UC Library
FB event HERE

CONCERT 2: Frets & Plectrums with Frederick Jodry, harpsichord

Saturday August 20 • 7pm • Concert • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Ave. Dorchester, 02125
Music by Bach, Boccherini, Scarlatti, and Larget-Caplan
Repeated 8/21 in Newport, RI & 8/28 in Provincetown, MA w/slight variation
Dorchester FB event HERE

CONCERT 3: Lullings

Thursday September 15 • 5:30pm • Concert • Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester
Music by New Lullaby Project composers Ronald Pearl, Tom Nazziola, John Johnstone, Brian Schober, Scott Wheeler, Dean Rosenthal, Larget-Caplan, and Bach

CONCERT 4: Electric Hush

Thursday October 13 • 5:30pm • Concert • Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester
Music by Lainie Fefferman, Tom Flaherty, New Lullaby Project composers Ian Wiese, Gregory Biss, Stefanie Lubkowski, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Larget-Caplan.
* Includes two works for electronics and guitar!

CONCERT 5: Catching Dreams

Thursday November 17 • 5:30pm • Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, 02125
Music by New Lullaby Project composers Laurie Spiegel, Anthony Green, Jim Dalton, Michael Veloso, Cutis Hughes, Francine Trester, Larget-Caplan.

*Please visit Aaron's Calendar and FB page for program announcements


 

PAST CONCERTS

America – Music by Living American Composers March 2020 - Cancelled

Michael Hall, viola • Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar

Sunday March 22, 2020 at 7:30pm Arlington Street Church

The program repeats:
• Marh 19 in Dorchester at Upham's Corner Library • March 21 in New York City at National Opera Center
• March 22 in Boston • March 23 in Providence at The Music Mansion • March 24 in Boston at King's Chapel

PROGRAM:

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

MichaelHallViola.com

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 110 solo and chamber compositions, performed with orchestras, created commissioning endeavors, directed concert series, released eight solo albums, published multliple anthologies and arrangements of the music John Cage, 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.

ALCGuitar.com