After two years with a reduced format, the MITO SettembreMusica festival returns with an edition entitled luci that provides an imaginative exploration of the relationship between music and light, and between listening and seeing.
This relationship is at times rendered explicit by the composers themselves – indications such as chiaro or scuro or luminoso can be found on many scores from differing eras and places –, and at times from external reflections that emerge during the performances themselves.
Of the more than one hundred concerts taking place in Milan and Turin, six are hosted by the Teatro Studio Melato, covering the extensive musical repertoire; from the languid colours of Purcell and Handel to the radiant light of Haydn and Mozart; from the vivid contrasts of Beethoven and Brahms to the dazzling brightness of twentieth-century and contemporary compositions by Astor Piazzolla and John Adams.
In Chiaroscuro, this curious duo (Thomas Leleu and Guillaume Vincent) brings together bass tuba and piano, and revels in playing music that spans from Baroque to the present, including some special surprises. The two artists explore contrasts, amid bright light and dark languor, fast-paced rhythms and placid rainbows.
The concert takes place at the Teatro Studio Melato, on Thursday 15 September, 5 PM
Tickets are on sale at the Teatro Dal Verme box office (Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 2, Milan, tel. +39 02 87905201, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30 AM-6.30 PM; email email@example.com)* and on the websites mitosettembremusica.it and ticketone.it
*The Teatro Dal Verme box office is closed to the public from Sunday 31 July to Monday 29 August
Duration: 60’ without interval