Release of 'Through Time and Place' reunites former and current Miami musicians

James Lentini

"Through Time and Place," a collection of music by CCA former Dean James Lentini will be released on March 13. The recording title coincides with the title of his Symphony No. 1, performed by the Sofia Philharmonic under the direction of Miami music professor Ricardo Averbach.

The title "Through Time and Place" is aptly chosen: the album contains a collection of previously unreleased recordings made over the course of Lentini's long career. Almost all of them are commissioned works or competition winners. They are united by the same level of craftsmanship and recurring qualities: for instance, there is a deceptive calm to Lentini's pieces – characteristic, one might even say. Expectations of tonality and form are often confirmed, only to be shattered in the very next measure. Then, of course, one finds the inevitable contrast of mood and expression: energetic phrases juxtaposed with serene lyricism, sadness mixed with humor, the sacred next to the secular.

This symphony was recorded with the Sofia Philharmonic in Bulgaria under the direction of Miami Professor Ricardo Averbach.

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Video: "Through Time and Place: II. A New Destiny"
Featuring the Sofia Philharmonic, under the direction of Ricardo Averbach, Professor of Music 
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