Television presenter Harald Lesch at experimenta

The famous violin concertos "Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi meet with remarks by scientist Harald Lesch on climate change. On February 5 and 6, visitors can experience this unusual combination live in experimenta's Science Dome. Together with the Merlin Ensemble Wien under the direction of Martin Walch, Harald Lesch will take the audience on a journey through time - from the Big Bang to the present day..

As an astrophysicist, journalist, television presenter, audio book speaker and natural philosopher, the communication of scientific topics has been a matter close to Harald Lesch's heart for many years. Now the professor of astrophysics is embarking on new paths and, accompanied by Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," is highlighting the explosive nature of climate change. In a vivid dialogue with the Merlin Ensemble Vienna conducted by Martin Walch, he explains the origins of the seasons and takes the audience on a journey through time - from the Big Bang to the present day. While the orchestra provides musical accompaniment to natural phenomena such as gentle winds, violent storms and thunderstorms, Lesch explains in a scientifically sound manner how the earth is faring: if the climate continues to deteriorate drastically, the "Four Seasons" could soon be nothing more than a fond memory.

Three performances in the Science Dome
The Science Dome at experimenta will host the production "Four Seasons and Climate Change" three times: The first performance will take place on Saturday, February 5, at 11:00 am. It will be followed on the same day by the evening performance at 7:30 pm. Afterwards, the audience will have the opportunity to talk with Harald Lesch and the Merlin Ensemble. On Sunday, February 6, the last performance will take place at 11:00 a.m. as a matinee. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at experimenta's online ticket store. The valid legal requirements apply to the visit, which are updated daily on the website stand. Further information is available by phone: 07131 887 95-0 or by e-mail:

Harald Lesch with Martin Walch (left), solo violin and conductor Merlin Ensemble Vienna Picture credits: Lukas Beck