With Beethoven into the 2024 festival season! From 22 to 24 March, under the direction of Riccardo Chailly and Pablo Heras-Casado, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performed music by Beethoven, including three of his symphonies and the Violin Concerto (featuring the rising star violinist Daniel Lozakovich). In addition, a formation comprising excellent soloists from the orchestra performed a chamber concert of works by Dvořák and Tchaikovsky.

Since 2022, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra has been giving performances in addition to those in summer. It attracts classical music fans from all over the world to Lucerne in the spring as well, when it presents a three-day festival of music on the weekend before Easter: through a mix of orchestral and chamber concerts, the orchestra focuses on a single composer each  spring. Felix Mendelssohn was in the spotlight for the first two festivals, in 2022 and 2023, when all five of his symphonies were performed and juxtaposed with works by significant contemporaries of the composer. The 2024 edition of the spring festival offered a fresh look at Ludwig van Beethoven.

Review 2024