As Summer Draws Near, Joy Is in the Air

The 2020 Summer Festival will focus on the theme of "Joy." The ticket sale startet on 23 March at 12.00 noon (Lucerne time). Unfortunately we can not offer any telephone ticket sales until 20 April 2020 due to the current situation in connection with the Corona virus.

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

Let Us Come to You! Our Selection of Free Online Streams

Abbado conducts Mahler, Chailly conducts Rachmaninoff, Wagner in Switzerland: Enjoy three legendary Festival concerts online for free, along with "World Class on the Water" a documentary on Lucerne Festival's storied history. 

Please Keep Healthy!

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, our inaugural Music Weekend highlighting the artistry of  Teodor Currentzis had to be cancelled. Health comes first. A personal message from the Festival's Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger on the current situation.

Regarding the current situation

Esteemed Audience Members



On the basis of what is known at present, LUCERNE FESTIVAL assumes that the Summer Festival will be able to take place as planned from 14 August to 13 September. We are currently working hard to prepare for this summer ...

Happy Birthday, Beethoven

All nine symphonies performed by different orchestras, solo concertos with Martha Argerich, Daniil Trifonov, and Anne-Sophie Mutter, the piano sonatas with Igor Levit and more

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

Heavenl

Thu, 10.09.

The  most gorgeous music for a soprano to show off her artistry: Anja Harteros sings orchestral songs by Richard Strauss.

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

A Concerto That Sounds Like Champagne

Fri, 28.08.

Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto G major starts off with the sound of a cork popping and continues to foam with ideas: Pierre-Laurent Aimard is the soloist. 

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

Open the Windows for Some Fresh Air!

Thu, 03.09.

 



Old meets new: Patricia Kopatchinskaja combines three popular Vivaldi concertos with contemporary miniatures.

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

God and Divine Sparks of Joy

Sat, 12.09.

For the grand Festival finale, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts two Beethoven masterpieces: the "Missa Solemnis" and the Ninth Symphony.

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

Beethoven Finale in November

Our second Musical Weekend will take place in late fall and focuses on Beethoven – and on Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Igor Levit. Follow the link to see what's on the program.

Beethoven Farewell

20.11.-22.11.2020

Summer Festival

14.08.-13.09.2020

Summer-Festival 2020

On 23 March online ticket sales began for the Summer Festival. Don’t miss out on the world’s most-acclaimed orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists.

Should it come to pass that events in the summer must be cancelled because of the coronavirus, you can of course simply return any purchased tickets for a refund.

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