Get in the mood for Easter

Get in the mood for Easter and hear classical masterpieces in Lucerne’s churches and the KKL performed by Teodor Currentzis, Thomas Hengelbrock, Mariss Jansons, Emanuel Ax, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Julia Lezhneva, Anna Prohaska, and many other artists.

Easter Festival


Now on Sale: Tickets for the Summer Festival

Online ticket sales for LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Summer have begun. Don’t miss out on the world’s most-acclaimed orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists.

Summer Festival


"Identity" or Who Am I?

Identity exists only in the plural. In the summer of 2017 LUCERNE FESTIVAL will be devoted to an urgently topical and political theme.

Summer Festival


Easter Classics

Thu, 06.04.

Bach’s “St. John Passion” is an essential at the Easter Festival. Thomas Hengelbrock will conduct the rarely heard second version.

Easter Festival


For the Adventurous

Sat, 08.04.

Wolfgang Rihm has composed an evening-length work of sacred music: the “Requiem-Strophen,” based on texts ranging from Michelangelo to Bobrowski. Mariss Jansons will conduct the Swiss premiere.

Easter Festival



DIVAMANIA - on tour in Switzerland

Summer Festival


Four weeks of more than 100 concerts: International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland. The theme of the 2017 Summer Festival is "Identity." Tickets go on sale starting on 13 March at 12.00 noon.



Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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20. March 2017

A conversation with Wolfgang Rihm

On 8 April LUCERNE FESTIVAL will present the Swiss premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's "Requiem-Strophen." In an interview with Max Nyffeler, Rihm talks about his new work ...

16. March 2017

Festival History

Want to learn more about the history and stories behind LUCERNE FESTIVAL? Take a look at our summary, where you can find out what happened, for example, throughout the 1980s.

13. March 2017


Ein schöner Bericht von Carina Blaser nach der Aufführung in der Shedhalle Zug.

21. February 2017

Programm Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our newly designed program overview of the 2017 Summer of Music!

08. November 2016

The History of the Festival in Sound

The latest CD release in the Historic Performances series is here. It focuses on the violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan.

17. October 2016

Magazine 2017

With our new annual magazine, we want to give you more than just an overview of all of the concerts we have planned.

04. October 2016

Summer 2016

Highlights of Lucerne Festival in Summer 2016

16. August 2016


Divamania -The New Young Performance Production

22. July 2016

Interview with Anne-Sophie Mutter

It’s hard to believe: Anne-Sophie Mutter is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her debut at LUCERNE FESTIVAL! An interview with the great German violinist.

07. June 2016

Ligeti Forward

Last weekend, the Alumni and Alan Gilbert performed Ligeti Forward, a series of three concerts as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL in New York in cooperation with MetLiveArts!

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