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


Happy Birthday, Heinz Holliger!

Sat, 07.09.

The composer, oboist, and conductor Heinz Holliger turns 80 in May! He’ll celebrate this milestone birthday at the Summer Festival with works of his own as well as with musical birthday gifts written by György Kurtág, Roland Moser, and Younghi Pagh-Pan.


Summer Festival


The Violin Whisperer

Fri, 23.08.

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

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


A Grand Night of Love

Wed, 04.09.

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

Summer Festival


Summer Festival


Summer-Festival 2019

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

Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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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:

26. February 2019

Program Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2019 Summer Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 25 March, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

25. February 2019

Three Questions for Conductor Iván Fischer

"Mozart Hungarian style" might be the theme for the concert on 13 April with which the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will open this year's Easter Festival residency.

31. January 2019

Contract Extension Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly extends his contract as Music Director until 2023

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