Beneath The Skin»

Gustav Mahler & The Pacific
Grand Auditorium
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  • A black and white photo of a man standing in the desert
    ©: MAU
  • Duncan Ward
    ©: Hugo Thomassen

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
  • Chants traditionnels du Pacifique

The artists

  • Luxembourg Philharmonic
  • Theatre of Kiribati
  • Duncan Ward conductor
  • Raehann Bryce-Davis mezzo soprano
  • Sean Panikkar tenor
  • Lemi Ponifasio concept, , director, choreography, scenography
  • Helen Todd lumière

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Enhance your experience

Artist talk

Lemi Ponifasio and guests

About «résonances»

A warning against maritime pollution and a meditation on life and what comes after.

This unique and thought-provoking event, devised by Samoan choreographer and director Lemi Ponifasio combines Mahler’s mystical Das Lied von der Erde with traditional chants from the Pacific region. The concert is part of the red bridge project, a joint initiative of by Mudam, the Grand Théâtre and the Philharmonie.

Commissioned by Philharmonie
Production MAU and Philharmonie


  • Cat. I 55 €
  • Cat. II 40 €
  • Cat. III 25 €
Kulturpass welcome


Concert followed by a musical surprise
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Experience the concert as a part of the subscription: Philharmonic Perspectives

Our «Philharmonic Perspectives » concerts all invite the audience to explore off the beaten track in a relaxed atmosphere.