Imagine that places of music making are surrounded by mysterious, invisible streams of sonic energy. Mozart’s music, having been played at concert halls around the world many times over hundreds of years, flows through space, waiting to be discovered – or, rather, unboxed. Leif Ove Andsnes, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Invisible Playground network invite you to follow these musical streams and to explore Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 20.
Unboxing Mozart is an interactive concert introduction, based on Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 20, that reinvents the traditional pre-concert lecture. With the help of special sound boxes, participants take on the role of a musician to dive into the music, get to know the instruments of the orchestra and come together with fellow participants to play passages from the concerto. The programme was developed in 2019 by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Invisible Playground collective as part of Mozart Momentum 1785/1786, the multi-year project marking the renewed collaboration of Leif Ove Andsnes and the MCO.
Unboxing Mozart can be experienced through a live walk, as an installation and online.
Sign up for the May 2019 live walk in Frankfurt or Berlin here:
Frankfurt | 11 May 2019:
Frankfurt | 12 May 2019:
Berlin | 14 May 2019:
Please note that participation in Unboxing Mozart is free of charge, but requires a valid ticket to the subsequent concert.