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Happy Birthday, Lenny!
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.
Child’s Play …
… is exactly what this music is not, even if Sol Gabetta makes the most difcult concertos seem like it. But Haydn’s clucking «La Poule» and Bizet’s musical soap bubbles and carousel horses fuse art and childhood, virtuosity and high jinks.
World Literature Set to Music
New DVD: Riccardo Chailly and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA perform
Tchaikovsky's dramatically charged "Manfred Symphony" (after Byron) and Mendelssohn's delightful incidental music to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
A Summit Meeting of Late Romantic Composers
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.
Joint Project: Schraffur für das KKL Luzern
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!
10. July 2018
Lucerne Festival on tour
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra to spend a week in residence in Shanghai in October 2018, following the ensemble’s appearance at the Teatro alla Scala under Music Director Riccardo Chailly
02. July 2018
Program Piano Festival 2018
Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2018 Piano Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 6 August, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)
28. June 2018
Day by Day 2018
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.
18. June 2018
Fritz Gerber Award 2018
The saxophonist Sara Zazo Romero, the violinist Alexandre Guy, and the percussionist Thomas Soldati have received the Fritz Gerber Foundation Award.
15. June 2018
Get a special and an exclusive insight into the one-year project INORI by Karlheinz Stockhausen with interviews, videos and photos.
08. June 2018
The theme of this year's Summer Festival is "Childhood." And so our podcast series (available only in German) looks into the lives of the major composers to explore the question of how they spent their childhood.
04. June 2018
Lucerne Festival and Superar Suisse to jointly launch an international orchestra camp with 130 children and teenagers at the start of this year's Summer Festival
29. May 2018
Change of Program
Change of Program for Symphony Concert 8 on 24 August 2018: in place of the originally planned Debussy Ravel program, Riccardo Chailly will conduct an all-Ravel concert focused on dance-related works.
28. May 2018
Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky
Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra awaken the musical imagery of both works in a colourful, fresh, and enchanting performance.
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.