Classical music under the starry sky

With the production "The Stars in the Four Seasons", the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra (WKO) and experimenta invite you to a musical journey of a special kind starting on October 13. In the Science Dome, the music of Antonio Vivaldi meets the projected starry sky as the seasons change.

Visitors can experience an extraordinary journey through spring, summer, fall and winter at experimenta on October 13 and 14, 2022, as well as December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023. While the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra (WKO) plays Antonio Vivaldi's best-known work "The Four Seasons," the starry sky in the changing seasons can be marveled at on the 726 square meter dome of the Science Dome.

Pleasure for eyes and ears

The WKO conducted by Case Scaglione is one of the internationally renowned chamber orchestras. It made its first appearance at experimenta in December 2020 during the Corona Lockdown as part of a TV production by the German-French broadcaster arte featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach. This was followed in May 2021 by the video project "Science meets Classic," in which natural sciences and the music of Ludwig van Beethoven met.

In the current production "The Stars in the Four Seasons," the audience now experiences the best of both worlds live on site. Accompanied musically by the WKO, the constellations of stars in the night sky move through the calendar year on the Science Dome dome. Towards the end of the concert, the audience finally learns what an "analemma" looks like. This is the annual figure of the sun's position in the sky. It resembles a figure eight and is created when the sun is observed at the same place at the same time every day.


Admission to "The Stars in the Four Seasons" costs 16.00 euros for adults and 12.00 euros for concessions. Tickets are now available online at experimenta's ticket store.

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From the experimenta press release of September 22, 2022