Kaiserslautern sponsors its sixth “Long Night of Culture” Saturday and Sunday at various locations including the Fruchthalle, Pfalztheater, museums and galleries. A diversified program will be offered in cooperation with partner institutions such as the Japanese Garden, Pfalztheater, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Pfalzgalerie, Atlantic Academy, Emmerich-Smola Music School, youth center and Stiftskirche.
***image1***For two days and one night, about 80 different events are scheduled. Pianist Joseph Moog starts with a concert at 8 p.m. today in the Casino of Volksbank on Fischerstrasse 49. “NightOasis,” a church service with a priest is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight in Stiftskirche, and “NightMusic” with the United Methodist Choir from Belleville, Ill., is presented at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, activities start with musical performances by different groups at 11 a.m. on the stage in front of Stiftskirche.
The Pfalztheater opens its doors at 2:30 p.m. Visitors can attend a live radio show with discussions and music by the local band Vanden Plas. Sissi Koesling from the German-American Community Office and the two presidents of the German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will be interview partners. Starting at 7:30 p.m. the theater ensemble plays pieces from Goethe’s works “Faust” with choreographies by Stefano Giannetti. Admission is €7.
A new exhibition and musical works called “in process” by Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Cage are presented 8 p.m. to midnight at the museum Pfalzgalerie on Museumstrasse 1.
The Theodor-Zink Museum and Atlantic Academy on Steinstrasse 48 present pianist Jens Barnieck and trombone player Florian Juncker performing music by American composers of the 20th century at 8, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost €7.
The Stiftskirche will be open and lit with candles from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. to offer a “Room of Silence.”
The Japanese Garden is open and illuminated until midnight. There is music, meditation in the historical tea house and movie presentations.
The Fruchthalle is open from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. on different levels. On the upper level, solo dancer Otmane Papon offers salsa disco. In the concert hall, a diversified live music and dance program including classical music, choirs, percussion ensembles, ballet, oriental and salsa dancers is available until 4 a.m. when chill out music closes the Long Night of Culture in Fruchthalle.
Visitors paying the admission fee get a wristband, which allows them to enter all other facilities that charge a fee. Only the Pfalzgalerie charges an additional admission fee of €8 for the concert “in process.”
The actual close out of the culture event is a summer concert presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Museum Pfalzgalerie by the chamber orchestra of the Saarbrücken University.
For a detailed program, visit www.kaiserslautern.de or pick up the program at the Fruchthalle.