3.06.2019 // OUVERTURE DANS LA NUIT – A Forest Symphony
For the opening of its season, the Luzerner Theater will be searching for new concert halls in the city, away from usual venues. The Zurich performance collective mercimax and the actors André Willmund and Lukas Kubik invite you to a new concert format in the forest: on a late summer hike from the city into nature, from day into night, the audience will listen to the sounds of the street, the river, and the forest, to footsteps, leaves, and birds. They will hearken to the crackling and roaring of fire, to the sounds of the cello, of wind instruments, of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. Together with the composer Christian GarciaGaucher from western Switzerland, who is writing a new work for this Lucerne “Forest Symphony,” mercimax will turn nature into a concert hall, seducing us to listen closely. Ouverture dans la nuit is a play of the senses that creates unusual encounters between musicians, spectators, and nature. The sounds of culture and nature flow into each other and merge powerfully into a new whole.