Wed, 23.08.

“Artiste étoile” Particia Kopatchinskaja will perform Bartók’s Second Violin Concert – and explore the folk music roots of the composer’s inspiration.

Summer Festival


A Sunday Full of Music

Fourteen concerts on this year’s theme of “Identity”: the Special Event Day on 27 August gives you a chance to immerse yourself deeply in the colorful world of the Festival.

Summer Festival


In the Streets

Turkish songs, wild tarantellas, Balkan beats: they’re all part of the mix for In the Streets, the festival of eight world music groups from 22 to 27 August that will make Lucerne’s old city echo with music.

Summer Festival


Back to Where Opera Started

The 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all three extant operas by Monteverdi over five days.

Summer Festival


In Tones of Highest praise

Thu, 07.09.

He’s the epitome of bel canto: no one can sing more beautifully, more sensitively,
and with more accomplishment than the tenor from Peru. Which is why acclaim for this singer has been, fttingly, in tones of highest praise.

Summer Festival


The Show Goes On … in the Interval

Before and after the concert, in the “Interval,” you can enjoy brief performances by selected artists and, during the final week of the Festival, a Late Night Show.

Summer Festival


Tickets for the Piano Festival

Advance ticket sales for LUCERNE FESTIVAL at the Piano have begun. Experience nine days of magic at the keyboard from legends like Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Daniil Trifonov, Leif Ove Andsnes, and many more.



"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


Asian tour

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra’s First Tour with Riccardo Chailly in October 2017. Stops on their major Asian tour to include Tokyo, Kawasaki, Kyoto, Seoul, and Beijing.

On Tour




Nine days of keyboard wizardry

Nine days of keyboard wizardry: November brings the master pianists to Lucerne.

Easter Festival


The perfect way to get in the mood for the Easter season!

A Spectacular Start to the Festival Year: The Easter Festival includes a focus on sacred music, whether in the KKL or through concerts in the atmospheric ambience of Lucerne’s churches. Sign up for our reminder and you will receive an e-mail reminder a few days before tickets go on sale.


14. August 2017

Radio Identity

Adults and youngsters from across Switzerland who come from a refugee or immigrant background will visit the Festival for a day, at the conclusion of which they produce an hour-long radio program under the guidance of the radio school klipp+klang.

26. July 2017

Changes of Program and Updates for the 2017 Summer Festival

By the time our Festival program must go to the printer, many work titles and programming items are not yet fixed. There may also on occasion be a change of program or a postponement.

24. July 2017

Ark Nova

For the first time in Tokyo: Lucerne Festival Ark Nova, September 19-4 October 2017

23. June 2017

Program Piano Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2017 Piano-Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 2 August, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

21. June 2017

Day by Day

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.

16. May 2017

The History of the Festival in Sound

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

11. May 2017


Strotter Inst. is this year’s winner of the “Soundzz.z.zzz…z” Competition.

25. April 2017


Michel van der Aa's Blank Out will now take place on 13 August at 16.00

20. April 2017

Fritz-Gerber-Award 2017

Alice Belugou, Hana Hobiger, and Rahel Kohler are the winners of the 2017 Fritz Gerber Award

12. April 2017

Easter Festival 2017

Highlights of Lucerne Festival at Easter 2016

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