Get in the mood for Easter

Get in the mood for Easter and hear classical masterpieces in Lucerne’s churches and the KKL performed by Teodor Currentzis, Thomas Hengelbrock, Mariss Jansons, Emanuel Ax, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Julia Lezhneva, Anna Prohaska, and many other artists.

Easter Festival


For the Adventurous

Sat, 08.04.

Wolfgang Rihm has composed an evening-length work of sacred music: the “Requiem-Strophen,” based on texts ranging from Michelangelo to Bobrowski. Mariss Jansons will conduct the Swiss premiere.

Easter Festival


The Bavarians Are Coming!

Sun, 09.04.

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra returns for its Easter residency: Mariss Jansons will conduct works by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Sibelius.

Easter Festival


Who Am I?

The theme of the 2017 Summer Festival is "Identity." Tickets go on sale starting on 13 March at 12.00 noon.

Summer Festival



Visual art meets music: "Soundzz.z.zzz…z" combines these different arts - apply now!

Easter Classics

Thu, 06.04.

Bach’s “St. John Passion” is an essential at the Easter Festival. Thomas Hengelbrock will conduct the rarely heard second version.

Easter Festival



DIVAMANIA - on tour in Switzerland

Summer Festival


Four weeks of more than 100 concerts: International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland. Sign up for our reminder and you will receive an e-mail reminder a few days before tickets go on sale.



Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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21. February 2017

Programm Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our newly designed program overview of the 2017 Summer of Music!

09. January 2017

Soundzz.z.zzz...z 2017

LUCERNE FESTIVAL and the Kunstmuseum Lucerne have fostered cooperation in various formats, with a particular interest in the diverse relationships between visual expression and sound.

16. November 2016

Interview mit Martin Meyer

Die «russischen Klavierschule»: Der Klavierexperte Martin Meyer im Gespräch.

08. November 2016

The History of the Festival in Sound

The latest CD release in the Historic Performances series is here. It focuses on the violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan.

17. October 2016

Magazine 2017

With our new annual magazine, we want to give you more than just an overview of all of the concerts we have planned.

04. October 2016

Summer 2016

Highlights of Lucerne Festival in Summer 2016

16. August 2016


Divamania -The New Young Performance Production

22. July 2016

Interview with Anne-Sophie Mutter

It’s hard to believe: Anne-Sophie Mutter is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her debut at LUCERNE FESTIVAL! An interview with the great German violinist.

07. June 2016

Ligeti Forward

Last weekend, the Alumni and Alan Gilbert performed Ligeti Forward, a series of three concerts as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL in New York in cooperation with MetLiveArts!

08. April 2016

The Easter Festival 2016

Highlights of this year's Easter Festival, presented by our Artistic and Executive Director, Michael Haefliger.

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