Boyadjian’s Mi Tango to Be Performed at Classical Guitar Festival


BOSTON — Lexington Composer Hayg Boyadjian’s composition, Mi Tango, for solo guitar, will be performed by guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, as part of the Boston Classical Guitar Society’s (BCGS) Festival. The festival, which will include lectures, demonstrations and concerts, will take place on Saturday, April 16, starting at 10 a.m. and concluding with the last concert at 8 p.m.

Caplan will perform at 4 p.m. at the Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Copley Square. Tickets for this single concert can be obtained by visiting www.bostonguitar.org.

Caplan will also perform solo works by Kevin Siegfried and Francine Trester.

Mi Tango was recorded by Caplan for a solo Boyadjian CD recording that includes also five chamber works of his. The CD was released last October by Albany Records and received a very positive review in Fanfare Magazine. Critic Barnaby Rayfield wrote about Mi Tango: “Stunningly played by Aaron Larget-Caplan ….an energetic homage to Piazzolla’s modern tango …there are many innovations of rhythm and sound effects from Boyadjian.”

An excerpt from Boyadjian’s solo CD, titled “Vientos,” can be heard on YouTube, and the CD is available on www.amazonmusic.com.

Within the last month, Caplan has performed Mi Tango in California, Las Vegas and, three weeks ago, in Waltham.

Mi Tango was written in 2003 in memory of Astor Piazzola, the creator and master of the modern tango. The work was written for Robert Sullivan, then-chairman of the Guitar Department at the New England Conservatory. Sullivan premiered the piece in Jordan Hall shortly after its completion in 2003. Since then the piece has been revised twice with its final, 2010 version just before the recording by Caplan. Mi Tango is also composer Boyadjian’s homage to the home city of the tango, Buenos Aires, where Boyadjian spent his youth after his family moved there from Paris, France, where he was born.

The score of Mi Tango with other scores of Boyadjian are available for perusal, or purchase for printing at www.sibeliusmusic.com.

More information about Boyadjian is available at www.haygboyadjian.com.