© Andreas Hornoff
LAMBERT #2 // Neo-Klassik ‚Weekender‘
Five top-class representatives of the genre will be coming to Cologne as part of the neo-classical 'Weekender' from 2 to 4 October 2020. With very limited seats and enough space, we can look forward to unique concerts in the 'Green Room', the roofed open-air area of the Stadtgarten. In case of bad weather the concerts will be moved to the large hall of the Stadtgarten. Here, there is an elaborated hygiene concept with appropriate safety measures for contact restriction, which among other things provides for a place-specific traceability of all guests. During the concerts there is no obligation to wear masks on the seats.
The classification of the artist and phenomenon called Lambert into a narrow genre corset becomes almost unbearable due to the aforementioned versatility. Nevertheless, the name often falls in neoclassical contexts. Possibly because his first live performances were with Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds. Lambert's harmonies also speak a distinctly different language: melodies between the Beatles and this Chopin meet rhythmic structures and rousing movements that reference modern electronic dance music. Thus, Lambert does not seem to give much thought to being placed in a pop or highly cultural context. After all, it doesn't matter, it is as superficial and deceptive as any exterior.
An event of a.s.s. concerts.