Since opening just more than a year ago, Washington Park has become the go-to venue for everything from concerts to fundraisers. Now, Music Hall’s tenants who call the park “our front yard” are gearing up for LumenoCity, a musical and visual collaboration that is the first of its kind in the world, featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Hall itself.
In the second half of each outdoor concert, Maestro Louis Langrée, the CSO’s new musical director, will lead the orchestra in a 40-minute soundtrack to accompany an extraordinary visual experience known as architectural mapping. Three-dimensional graphics will be projected onto the façade of Music Hall, interacting with its architectural details, causing the building to appear in motion. YouTube has hundreds of examples of the mapping, but none last longer than 10 minutes and none are accompanied by a live symphony orchestra.
The idea grew out of the CSO’s discussions about a city celebration for Langrée's appointment.
LumenoCity will be presented for free at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Washington Park. cincinnatisymphony.org.