Music For Good & Aaron Larget-Caplan, Guitar
Classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan makes his Philadelphia debut with 'Transformations', a solo program exploring the many ways in which music transforms listeners. Aarons concert is the first in a new series titled Music for Good presented by the Philadelphia Ethical Society. 20% of all ticket sales are donated to a charity of the Artists choice, and Aaron has chosen: HIAS the Worlds Oldest Refugee Charity. This one-time concert takes place on Sunday October 6th, at 3pm in the Ethical Society Auditorium at Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 19103.
An American guitar virtuoso based in Boston, Larget-Caplan recently won the Médaille dÉtain from the Société Académique ArtsSciencesLettres of Paris, France for contributions to the world of music and classical guitar. He has performed throughout Europe, Russia, and across the United States, and made his Asian debut in 2018 in Taiwan. A gifted speaker and trailblazing artist, Aaron is a recording artist with the UK label Stone Records, director of the Spanish music and dance ensemble ¡Con Fuego!, and a new music missionary premiering over 55 compositions by 50 composers for his New Lullaby Project.
'Transformations' explores music inspired by myths, dance, paintings, and contemporary lullabies. A published arranger with CF Peters, Mr. Larget-Caplan presents many works originally for keyboard on guitar by J.S. Bach, John Cage, and Modest Mussorgsky, including Preludes from the Well Tempered Clavier, and movements from Mussorgskys famous Pictures at an Exhibition. The program also includes the masterpiece Legend of Hagoromo by Keigo Fujii, and new works written for him by Stephanie Ann Boyd and Thomas Schuttenhelm.
Dr. Schuttenhelm, Artistic Director of the Philadelphia new music ensemble Network for New Music, and Ms. Boyd an up and coming composer based in New York City who had recent performances with the Martha Graham Studios, will be in attendance.
The Philadelphia Ethical Society is a humanist congregation dedicated to honoring the worth and dignity of every human being, cultivating character, nurturing ethical relationships and caring networks, building community capacity and social justice. Ethical Humanism, a humanist, religious and educational movement, has nurtured religious humanism and contributed to progressive causes for well over a century. Founded in 1885, they are a member of the American Ethical Union, our federating organization.
Founded in the 1880s to help resettle Jews fleeing persecution, HIAS is the worlds oldest refugee agency. Today, guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring almost 140 years of expertise to our work providing services to all refugees in need of assistance, regardless of their national, ethnic, or religious background.
Tickets are $20, $10 students/seniors/PES members, $5 children age 14 & under, and can be reserved online through Brown Paper Tickets: https://alcpes.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
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1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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