“From the heart – may it return to the heart!”

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote these words when he dedicated the mighty Missa solemnis to his friend and patron Archduke Rudolph.

And it is with this motto in mind and with a spirit of optimism that we look forward to once again experiencing Beethoven's music live with you in the coming year. We would have loved to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with you over recent months — through the many concerts we had initially planned for the 2020 Summer Festival as well as our fall festival weekend “Beethoven Farewell.” One thing is certain: next year, Beethoven “from the heart” will “return to our hearts” all the more unforgettably.

Beethoven beim Sommer-Festival 2021:

Sat, 14.08. | 16.00

Quatuor Diotima

Hochschule Luzern – Musik

Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op. 133

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Tue, 17.08. | 19.30

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Overture to TheCreatures of Prometheus, Op. 43

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Wed, 18.08. | 19.30

Igor Levit

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 90 | Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101 | Piano Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 106 HammerklavierSonata

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Wed, 25.08. | 12.15

Michael Engelhardt | Stefan Wirth

Lukaskirche

“Bagatellen”

Beethoven/Hölderlin – a composed encounter

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Sun, 29.08. | 11.00

Igor Levit

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Piano Sonata in E major, Op. 109 | Piano Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110 | Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

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Mon, 30.08. | 19.30

Royal Concertgebouworkest | Daniel Harding | Yefim Bronfman

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

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Sat, 04.09. | 16.00

Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy | Patricia Kopatchinskaja et al.

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Bye-Bye Beethoven”

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Tue 07.09. | 19.30

Anne-Sophie Mutter | Lambert Orkis

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 23 | Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 24 Spring Sonata| Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 KreutzerSonata

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Online ticket sales for the 2021 Summer Festival start on 27 April (12.00 noon Lucerne time).

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