The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change


Inspired by current and projected climate data and already visible consequences of climate change on flora and fauna, Antonio Vivaldi's work "The Four Seasons" will be reinterpreted by Prof. Dr. Mark Barden (Professor of Composition, Detmold University of Music) with the assistance of the composition students Carlo Tosato, Zara Ali and Daniel Kalantari. Scientific insights will be provided by Prof. Dr. Alexander Knohl (Professor of Bioclimatology, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen) and ENLIGHT researchers.

In cooperation with the Göttingen Baroque Orchestra (Conductor Antonius Adamske) the new composition „Die Vier Jahreszeiten im (Klima)Wandel / The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change“ will premier on 9th of September 2022, at 19:30 in concert, at the Assembly Hall of the University of Göttingen. In between the four concert movements, Prof. Knohl and his colleagues will explain the influence of climate change on the seasons as well as Prof. Barden and his composition team will provide a general explanation of how the scientific findings on climate change were taken into account in the development of the new composition.

The Programme is published on

Concert tickets are available for free by registration, on

It is planned to stream the concert live online. More information will follow soon.


This project is realized within the framework of the European University ENLIGHT and is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) by its accompanying program "European University eNtwork (EUN) - national initative".

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Marco Lange
Head of Green Office and Coordinator Sustainability

Tel.: 0551 39-21356