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Our social media channels give you additional perspectives on the 2018 Summer Festival programming - through live streams, brief videos, audio podcasts, and interviews.

Live Streams, TV and radio broadcasts

This summer you can enjoy the second half of the Opening Concert on 17 August live. Riccardo Chailly will conduct Stravinsky’s complete score to The Firebird. The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA’s second program, on 24 August, which is exclusively devoted to the music of Maurice Ravel, will also be shown live, as will the last concert in the summer season by this ensemble de luxe, on 25 August, featuring works by Richard Wagner and Bruckner's Seventh Symphony. Another highlight to note: the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s appearance, with “artiste étoile” Sol Gabetta as the soloist and conductor Francois-Xavier Roth, on 28 August.


Our Instagram page offers background information and images related to LUCERNE FESTIVAL throughout the year. But during the Summer Festival, artists like the violinist Renaud Capuçon, the cellist Kian Soltani, and the horn player Sarah Willis (from the Berlin Philharmonic) will take over our Instagram page – each for a full day. Get ready to be surprised!



Things get especially exciting during the Summer Festival! Short videos with concert excerpts or artist statements every day, plus photo galleries of events on and behind the stage, offer a very special insight into what is happening at the Festival.



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Short videos on our YouTube channel offer insights into what is happening at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. In addition, brief interviews with selected artists of the Summer Festival are available before and during the Festival. For this summer, our dramaturg Susanne Stähr has put together a series of short audio podcasts about the early years of significant composers. The series (in German) is titled "Kinderszenen" (“Scenes from Childhood”), in keeping with this year’s Festival theme  of “Childhood.”



On the LUCERNE FESTIVAL blog, you can find background reports about the Festival and its artists. This summer, through a variety of videos and reports from the participants, we are taking a close look at Karlheinz Stockhausen’s key work INORI and the year-long rehearsals to prepare for the Lucerne performance of this multi-layered score (which also marks its Swiss premiere). Other blog posts provide information about artists and composers in this summer’s programming as well as on the Roche Young Commissions.