Spring Awakening

Sun, 25.03.

Schumann’s “Spring Symphony” and Rachmaninoff’s “Paganini Rhapsody” are the pieces with which Mariss Jansons and the Russian keyboard virtuoso Denis Matsuev will greet the loveliest season of the year.

Easter Festival


Now on Sale: Tickets for the Summer Festival

Ticket sales for the Summer Festival have begun. Don’t miss out on the world’s most-acclaimed orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists.

Summer Festival


New CD: Chailly Conducts Stravinsky

The first CD by Riccardo Chailly and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA is here – and it contains a world premiere recording.

Summer Festival


Four weeks of more than 100 concerts

Four weeks of more than 100 concerts: International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland. Ticket sales for the Summer Festival have begun.

Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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20. March 2018

Look | Listen | Enjoy

We’ve taken this year’s Festival theme of “Childhood” as an opportunity to reform our special “Bring Your Kids to the Concert” offer. We’re now calling it “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert.”

22. February 2018

Program Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview (Link) of the 2018 Summer Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 5 March, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

07. February 2018

Master Class

Tomorrow’s Star Conductors: Master Class in Conducting with Bernard Haitink – An international roster of eight participants has been selected

11. January 2018

Chailly Conducts Strawinsky

Last summer Chailly and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA gave the Swiss premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Chant funèbre.

10. January 2018

Changes of Program and Musicians

Regrettably, the concerts by the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar de Venezuela and Gustavo Dudamel originally planned for 15 and 16 September 2018 will not be able to take place.

13. December 2017

Kian Soltani wins the 2018 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

The Credit Suisse Young Artist Award for 2018 goes to the cellist Kian Soltani.

13. November 2017

Magazine 2018

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

06. November 2017

The History of the Festival in Sound

The latest CD release in the Historic Performances series is here. It focuses on the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler.

20. September 2017


The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA is touring for the first time with its Music Director Riccardo Chailly. Follow the progress of the orchestra's Asian tour on our blog.

20. September 2017

Summer 2017

Highlights of Lucerne Festival in Summer 2017

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