Tickets for the Summer Festival 2019

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


A Winter Journey in Summertime

Tue, 03.09.

Suggesting images of a sleigh ride through snow-covered, foggy landscapes, Tchaikovsky called his atmospheric First Symphony “Winter Dreams.” Tugan Sokhiev conducts.

Summer Festival


Three for One

Sat, 31.08.

Ravel's "Tzigane," Chausson's "Poème," and a Sibelius Serenade: "artiste étoile" Leonidas Kavakos serves up a trip of violin delicacies all on the same concert. 

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A Grand Night of Love

Wed, 04.09.

Daniel Harding conducts the second act of Tristan, starring Christine Goerke and Stuart Skelton.

Summer Festival


The Violin Whisperer

Fri, 23.08.

Wide-spanning melodies and breath-taking virtuosity: Frank Peter Zimmermann loves Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto.

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International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland. Tickets are now available.

Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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26. June 2019

Day by Day 2019

The Day by Day Festival Guide contains information about all of the concerts in the Summer Festival. An overview page allows you to see all events on a given day at a glance.

14. June 2019

From the Andes to the Alps

The 2019 Music Camp at Lucerne Festival

03. June 2019

The 2019 Summer Series: Power Struggles

Our summer blog series (in German) will explore this year's Festival theme of "Power."

21. May 2019

Happy Birthday Heinz Holliger!

The composer, oboist, and conductor Heinz Holliger turns 80! He’ll celebrate this milestone birthday at the Summer Festival!

07. May 2019

Lucerne Festival To Build On Its Strengths

Lucerne Festival is planning the future: As of 2020 Lucerne Festival will focus on developing the Summer Festival! This strategy will center on the in-house projects:

02. May 2019

DVD: Chailly Conducts Ravel

Waltzes and wild revels, ecstasy and elegance: in the summer of 2018, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and Music Director Riccardo Chailly thrilled the audience with an all-Ravel evening.

07. April 2019

Roche Young Commissions 2019

Marianna Liik and Josep Planells Schiaffino reporting what they have worked on and changed in their scores since the rehearsal.

27. March 2019

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turns 70

"It's like driving a Rolls Royce."

18. March 2019

Concert Overview Piano Festival 2019

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our concert overview of the 2019 Piano Festival!

14. March 2019

Happy Birthday, Bernard Haitink!

Bernard Haitink celebrated his 90th birthday on 4 March. Click on the link for an interview (in German) with Festival Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger about the Dutch maestro, who will appear three times at LUCERNE FESTIVAL in 2019:

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