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Centennialpresents the concert Tempi con variazioni on Friday, October 17th at 8pm. Violinist and leader of the Mélosphère Ensemble, Helmut Lipsky offers, with his team of reputed musicians, an unusual program inspired by various genres and eras: soprano Suzie LeBlanc, double bassist Jean-François Martel and his Berlin guests: Stefan Kling on piano as well as accordionist Tobias Morgenstern. Highly original compositions enhanced by the music of several eras and cultures along with jazzy and fantasy interpretations of familiar classical airs, this promises time travel through time and musical space.
TheItalian word tempi (plural of tempo) has multiple connotations, many of which are illustrated by the music of Mélosphère: time; chronological time; psychological perception of the passing of time; periods, epochs and eons; meteorological states; vital states and moods; sections and subdivisions of works; grammatical tenses (past, present, future); and, of course, musical time as illustrated by tempos, measures and time signatures.
Helmut Lipsky describes the title work, which spans in a fantasy-like and whimsical manner more than 400 years of music history: “A magical concert begins, a long time ago, in an old church outside a small rural village. The song intoned is a timeless, ancient incantation. A stormy wind arises, day follows night, the moon completes its cycle, summer turns to autumn, years go by, epochs succeed one another and when, at the end, the audience leaves the church, they are surrounded by skyscrapers...