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Classical-world guitarist performs ‘Baroque & Beyond’ in Astoria

April 15 concert with Aaron Larget-Caplan and Astoria Music Festival Orchestra held at Grace Episcopal Church

Published on April 12, 2018 9:18AM

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan

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Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan

Adam LaMotte, a Grammy-nominated violinist

Courtesy Astoria Music Festival

Adam LaMotte, a Grammy-nominated violinist

ASTORIA — Classical-world guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan performs “Baroque & Beyond” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Grace Episcopal Church, in Astoria.

The Astoria Music Festival presents this afternoon of chamber music, including concertos, fandangos and other music from Vivaldi, Bach and John Cage. Members of the Astoria Music Festival Orchestra — including Grammy-nominated violinist Adam LaMotte — will also perform. The church, admired for its rich acoustics, is located at 1545 Franklin St.

Noted for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Larget-Caplan is on a solo two-week 10-concert tour in Oregon and California. An international touring and recording artist based in Boston, he has performed solo and chamber music in Russia, Europe and across the U.S. He is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

At 16, Larget-Caplan made his debut at the Tabor Opera House. He first performed in Astoria while a student at New England Conservatory. Since then he has premiered more than 65 solo and chamber compositions, commissioned dozens of pieces for his New Lullaby Project, directed concert series and brought classical music into schools and community settings. A gifted performer and speaker, he is sought for his deft programming of new and standard repertoire while connecting with audiences with a Bernstein-esque ease.

General admission tickets are $20 and available through the Liberty Theatre — in person at the box office, online at libertyastoria.org, or by phone.


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