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Artist-in-residence brings classical guitar concerts to the KAC

Posted 5/22/22

CLINTON — The Kirkland Art Center will be hosting its first Community Music Artist-in-Residence on Friday, May 27. American guitar virtuoso Aaron Larget-Caplan will be visiting Clinton for a residency …

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Artist-in-residence brings classical guitar concerts to the KAC

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CLINTON — The Kirkland Art Center will be hosting its first Community Music Artist-in-Residence on Friday, May 27. American guitar virtuoso Aaron Larget-Caplan will be visiting Clinton for a residency at the KAC and The Garret on the Green, and is presenting two concerts as part of his stay.

“The community music residency was added to our artist-in-residence programming this year in memory of Ginger Parker and Tom Bell, two beloved members of our local music community,” says Nora Revenaugh, who owns The Garret on the Green and began hosting local artist residencies there in 2019.

“We were particularly excited about Aaron’s pitch for a family-friendly concert— his New Lullaby Project is such a fun way to introduce classical music to young people.”

This all-ages concert, “Nights Transfigured,” begins at the bedtime-friendly hour of 4:30 p.m. Larget-Caplan will perform selections from new lullabies by composers from 10 countries. There are lullabies inspired by dreams, memories, falling asleep, a little girl, a train, poetry, and even the internet.

Audience members of all ages are encouraged to wear their most comfortable pajamas, relax on a pillow on stage and enjoy the attentive peacefulness brought forth on the guitar. A composer or two will be in attendance. Tickets are $5.

The all-ages concert will be followed by a concert for adults, “Looking Bach, Listening Forward,” at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the guitar music we know as “standards” alongside new solos. Preludes and a fugue by Bach will be presented along with a tango, a lullaby re-imagined, a 13th century Japanese legend explored anew, a meditation by John Cage, a new work for guitar+electronics by California composer Tom Flaherty, and Aaron’s own compositions from his new album “honey cadence.” Tickets for the evening show are $10.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.kacny.org/kac-live.

The Kirkland Art Center is located at 9 1/2 E Park Row in Clinton.

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