MITO SettembreMusica 2022

Touring production

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. 

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

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* and on the websites and

*The Teatro Dal Verme box office is closed to the public from Sunday 31 July to Monday 29 August

Duration: 60’ without interval

The Playbill

bass tuba Thomas Leleu
pianoforte Guillaume Vincent 
music by Georg Friedrich Händel, Camille Saint-Saëns, Sergej Rachmaninov, Johannes Brahms, Astor Piazzolla, Harold Arlen, Jean Baptiste Arban
Georg Friedrich Händel
Concerto in sol minore

Camille Saint-Saëns
Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix

Sergej Rachmaninov
Étude-tableau op. 39 n. 5 in mi bemolle minore
Vocalise op. 34 n. 14
Polka italienne

Johannes Brahms
Danza ungherese n. 5
Intermezzo, op. 118 n. 2

Astor Piazzolla
Harold Arlen
Over the rainbow

Jean-Baptiste Arban
Variations sur le Carnaval de Venise
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