Russian Classics

Thu, 11.04.

Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala perform two of the greatest hits of Russian music: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

Easter Festival



The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 70th birthday with Iván Fischer and Bernard Haitink on the podium in programs featuring works by Mozart, Bruckner, and Bartók.

Easter Festival


Passionate Declaration

Sat, 13.04.

Janine Jansen performs Bartók’s rapturous First Violin Concerto, a musical declaration of love for the violinist Stefi Geyer.

Easter Festival


Happy Birthday, Maestro!

Sun, 14.04.

Bernard Haitink celebrates his 90th birthday by giving us the gift of music by Mozart and Bruckner.

Easter Festival


A Festival of Baroque Music

Fri, 12.04.

Artist-in-residence Emmanuelle Haim conducts overtures, arias, duets, and dances from famous Handel operas.

Easter Festival


Heaven and Hell

Wed, 10.04.

With its thundering Last Judgment and pleas for mercy, Verdi's stunning Requiem will be conducted by Teodor Currentzis.

Easter Festival


Easter Festival


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. Online ticket sales for the Easter Festival have begun.

Summer Festival


Summer-Festival 2019

International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland. Online ticket sales begin on 25 March 2019, 12.00 noon (Swiss time)


06. February 2019

Change of Program Easter Festival 2019

Choral Concert 1 of the 2019 Easter Festival 2019 on Saturday, 6 April

31. January 2019

Contract Extension Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly extends his contract as Music Director until 2023

30. January 2019


"…Go to This Concert?" - Festival dramaturge Susanne Stähr gives insider tips on selected concerts of the 2019 Easter Festival.

17. January 2019

Change of Program Summer Festival 2019

We would like to draw your attention to the following changes in the program for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra’s concerts:

16. January 2019

Special Offer: “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert”

What could be lovelier than introducing young listeners to the enchanting world of classical music during the Easter Festival?

10. December 2018

Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes for 2019

Percussionist Marianna Bednarska is the winner of the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes for 2019

06. December 2018

International Classical Music Award (ICMA)

The two most-recent releases in our Historic Performances series have both been nominated in the Historical category for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA), which will be presented at the KKL Lucerne in 2019.

26. November 2018

7th Christoph Delz Foundation Composition Competition

Of the three compositions for solo piano newly written by the three prize winners and finalists, the jury (Lisa Streich, Marco Stroppa, Michel Roth, Mark Sattler, and Nicolas Hodges) was most impressed by Tsukamoto's composition "Zickenzone." She will rec

05. November 2018

Clariant is the new Theme Sponsor

Lucerne Festival is pleased to announce that Clariant, one of the world’s leading companies for specialty chemicals, will become the new Theme Sponsor of Lucerne Festival in Summer starting in 2019.

30. October 2018

Program Easter Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2019 Easter Festival! Online ticket sales have begun!

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