Wagner Experience

The Show | Artists | Video art | In the media

A spectacular symphonic show on a freight ship

Samen met videokunstenaars van de Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag bood het Utrechts Studenten Concert zo een kijkje in de ziel van de componist - See more at: http://www.theaterkrant.nl/recensie/wagner/#sthash.Mvvk4cre.dpuf

Wagner meets popculture in a dazzling show in the cargo hold of a freight ship! International artists play live together with a complete symphony orchestra, on the waves of the river Rhine. Video artists from The Hague and New York design visuals, inspired by the music. On a life-sized projection screen, these visuals merge with the most famous movies of all time. Music, visuals and movies together tell a story that crosses borders and joins different worlds;  the story of Richard Wagner in the 21st century. The Wagner Experience is a memorable experience on board of the world's first musical theater freight ship.

In The Wagner Experience, the USConcert orchestra plays with a number of never-seen-before artists, who are all influenced by Wagner. For example Geoff 'Double G' Gallegos, who uses Wagner's music in his own hip-hop compositions from a project called 'Gangsta Wagner'. Florian Magnus Maier, heavy metal-guitarist and composer, explores the influence of Wager on metal, and Amber Boardman, video-artist, shows a film-project inspired by Die Walküre. The Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) makes video-art to go together with the music and tell the story of Wagner. Music, soloists and film come together in this unique world premiere aboard the vessel!

After the show, enjoy live jazz in the ship lounge by the 'Ricardo Wagnero Orchestra Hollanda'

Praise for The Wagner Experience

"Een spectaculaire show" (AD, 11 juli, Peter van de Vusse).

"Een applaus van vijfhonderd man in de buik van een stalen schip? Dat klinkt terecht oorverdovend." (Cultuurbewust: 5/5 sterren).

"Am Ende des Abends im Containerschiff steht für das Publikum fest: Mehr Wagner - und mehr Projekte dieser Art." (NRZ, 7 juli, Isabell Schoelen).

Playlist

Koblenz: 3 July, 20:00, Peter Altmeier-Ufer

Duisburg: 6 July, 20:00, Mercatorinsel

Arnhem: 8 July, 20:15, Rijnkade

Utrecht: 11 & 13 July, 20:15, Kanaalweg

Amsterdam: 17 July, 20:15, Passenger Terminal - Grachtenfestival Special and 'Good Gold' introduction by Solidaridad.

Rotterdam: 20 & 22 July, 20:15, Rijnhaven Veerlaan.

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