Before the approximately 130 international Academy students return to their homes all around the world as the Summer Festival draws to its close, the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY regularly goes on tour. Destinations in 2017 will include Cologne and the first-ever visit to the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

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Concert tours in the past have taken these young musicians to such cities as Paris, Mito (Japan), Essen, Hamburg, Cologne, and New York. Under the direction of Pierre Boulez, the members of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY joined with member of the Ensemble intercontemporain in the fall of  2011 as well to tour across Europe, giving concerts in Turin, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and London.

The concerts