Dot guitarist opens concert series at Uphams Corner library

A series of family-friendly concerts is coming to the Uphams Corner branch of the Boston Public Library, starting Thurs., Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m.

Aaron Larget-Caplan, a Dorchester-based internationally renowned guitarist, has organized the series through his project called Now Musique, which brings new and mostly unknown music out of traditional concert halls and into communities.

The library is located at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Each free concert is under an hour and is an opportunity for families to hear contemporary and classical works of music.

The first concert, on Aug. 11, is titled “Night Songs and Dances.” It features Spanish dances, music written by Larget-Caplan, and other works by Lynn Job, Stanley Hoffman, John McDonald, Frank Warren, and Charles Turner. Days before the show, on Mon., Aug. 8, there will be a 30-minute preview of the “Night Songs and Dances” show during 11:15 a.m. story time at the Uphams Corner library.

The second concert, “Frets & Plectrums,” featuring harpsichordist Frederick Jodry, will be given on Sat., Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. This is the only show on the program that is not at the Uphams Corner library. Instead, it will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 14 Cushing Avenue.

The program will return to the Uphams Corner library for the remaining three performances, all at 5:30 p.m. “Lullings,” on Sept. 15; “Electric Hush” on Oct. 13; and “Catching Dreams” on Nov.

“I think of live music in my community as a way to build connections amongst neighbors of various backgrounds, languages, and cultures,” said Larget-Caplan. “As an artist it is imperative that we connect with audiences outside formal concert halls or we may no longer be relevant to the greater society.”

Questions about the concert series should be directed to Georgia Titonis at 617-265-0139.

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