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Guitars of the East and West meet for Astoria concert

Aaron Larget-Caplan, Hiroya Tsukamoto perform Feb. 9

Published on February 1, 2018 8:43AM

Aaron Larget-Caplan

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Aaron Larget-Caplan

Hiroya Tsukamoto

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Hiroya Tsukamoto

ASTORIA — On Friday, Feb. 9, international performing artists and guitarists Aaron Larget-Caplan and Hiroya Tsukamoto come together for an exotic exploration of musical styles and traditions in their program “Guitars of the East & West.”

This one-day only program takes place at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria (1545 Franklin Ave.). Tickets are $15 at the door, and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com (the event number is 3212534), or call 1-800-838-3006.

The concert will be in two-parts with each artist performing solo.

Tsukamoto will perform original and Japanese folk compositions on a steel string guitar. Larget-Caplan will explore classical works by Bach and composers from Japan, India, Russia and the U.S. for nylon string guitar.

Larget-Caplan is a virtuoso guitarist, multifaceted performer and recording artist whose programs blur the lines of classical traditions, mixing a contemporary and standard repertoire into innovative and unique musical experiences. Though based in Boston, Larget-Caplan’s mother is a longtime Astoria resident. He has performed in the city many times, most recently in June 2017 for the Astoria Music Festival.

Tsukamoto is an innovative composer and guitarist who fuses folk, jazz and world music into intoxicating programs. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, he currently lives in New York City and tours throughout the country. Utilizing electronic looping technology, Tsukamoto’s concerts offer a unique mix of eclectic stories and original music. This is his first time performing in Astoria.


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