Tickets for the 2018 Easter Festival

Ticket sales for the Easter Festival have begun. You can enjoy masterpieces of sacred music, as well as classical music stars like Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons, Sir András Schiff, Julia Lezhneva, and Rolando Villazón.

Easter Festival


Russian Easter

Wed, 21.03.

Beguiling melodies, clever collages: Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala dedicate themselves to music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.

Easter 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.

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


We vote no!

LUCERNE FESTIVAL has a great deal at stake when it comes to an effective and high-quality national radio system (the SRG). That's why we say NO to the referendum No Billag!


LUCERNE FESTIVAL Young Performance and the "NOMOZART" touring this March.

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. Sign up for our reminder and you will receive an e-mail reminder a few days before tickets go on sale.


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.

27. October 2017

Program Easter Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2018 Easter Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 13 November, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

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

08. September 2017

extension of the Contract

Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger extends his contract at Lucerne Festival until 2025

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