Now on Sale: Tickets for the Summer Festival

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


Bruckner’s Unfinished

Wed, 22.08.

Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra bring a program of Bruckner’s last symphony, his Ninth, dedicated to “the good Lord.”

Summer Festival


Happy Birthday, Lenny!

Wed, 12.09.

It was 100 years ago that Leonard Bernstein was born. Baiba Skride plays one of his most personal works: “Serenade,” a violin concerto that’s also a musical celebration of love.

Summer Festival


A Summit Meeting of Late Romantic Composers

Wed, 05.09.

Daniele Gatti conducts Anton Bruckner’s mighty Third Symphony, which he’ll set beside music by the very composer to whom Bruckner dedicated his score, Richard Wagner.

Summer Festival


Joint Project: Schraffur für das KKL Luzern

Sun, 26.08.

Join in, whether on your own or with your group, and make the KKL itself into an instrument with the sounds of all the participants doing cross-hatching!

Summer Festival


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. Ticket sales for the Summer Festival have begun.

Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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23. May 2018

Change of Program

Symphony Concert 5 on 21 August 2018: In place of the originally scheduled Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 by Johannes Brahms, Lisa Batiashvili will play the Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets remain valid.

13. April 2018

The Easter Festival 2018

Highlights of this year's Easter Festival

25. March 2018

Changes for Symphony Concert 30

Since the conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is expecting a child in Summer, she will unfortunately not be able to perform at Lucerne Festival on 15 September. We are very pleased to announce that as her substitute we have been able to engage Omer Meir Wellber

20. March 2018

Look | Listen | Enjoy

We’ve taken this year’s Festival theme of “Childhood” as an opportunity to reform our special “Bring Your Kids to the Concert” offer. We’re now calling it “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert.”

22. February 2018

Program Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview (Link) of the 2018 Summer Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 5 March, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

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.

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