Easter Festival

17.03. - 25.03.2018

The Easter Festival 2018

Focus on Sacred Music

Julia Lezhneva, Rolando Villazón and Sir András Schiff, Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio: these classical music stars will ensure a spectacular opening to the Festival year. 

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Russian Easter

Tchaikovsky's beguiling melodies, and a clever collage by Stravinsky: Russian music is in the finest hands with Riccardo Chailly and his Filarmonica della Scala.

Symphony Concert 4 | 21.3.

Notes and Colors

Nature experiences and mystical ecstasy mingle in Olivier Messiaen’s evening-length Des canyons aux étoiles into a colorful spectacle.

Symphony Concert 4 | 23.3.

The Gentle Power of Music

Ludwig van Beethoven was especially fond of his C major Mass. Mariss Jansons will combined this rarely heard Mass setting with works by Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Igor Stravinsky.

Choral Concert 2 | 24.3.

Julia Lezhneva

artist-in-residence

The debut of the young Russian Julia Lezhneva at Lucerne’s 2017 Easter Festival was a sensational success. This year she will serve as artist-in-residence. 

Concerts with Julia Lezhneva
© DeccaClassics/Uli Weber
© Peter Fischli/LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Bernard Haitink

Master Class in Conducting

LUCERNE FESTIVAL was never a mere way station. Ever since the Festival was founded, the great musicians who have performed here have always regarded Lucerne as a refuge, far removed from the hubbub of routine teaching, where they can share and pass on their knowledge and experience to the younger generation.
See Master Class in Conducting

Special Offers & Discounts

  • Bring youngsters to the concert for free

    What could be lovelier than introducing young listeners to the enchanting world of classical music? When you buy a ticket for selected events of LUCERNE FESTIVAL, you will receive a free ticket allowing you to share the concert with a young guest. 
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  • Special Offers & Discounts for students


    School and university students can obtain discounted tickets for CHF 20 at the box office right before the concert and when buying tickets in advance. And with the "5 for 4" voucher, five discounted ticket vouchers can be purchased for the price of four.
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