Easter Festival

01.04. - 09.04.2017

The Easter Festival 2017

Focus on Sacred Music

Teodor Currentzis and Thomas Hengelbrock, Julia Lezhneva, Patricia Kopatchinskja and Emanuel Ax, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio: these classical music stars will ensure a spectacular opening to the Festival year. 

Infinite Threads of Melody

The phenomenal Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva will make the opening concert, with music by Porpora, Handel, and Vivaldi, a vocal highlight.

Opening Concert | 1.4.

Easter Classics

Bach’s “St. John Passion” – an Easter classic – performed by Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble.

Choral Concert 3 | 6.4.

Jansons Conducts Rihm

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio ensembles will present the Swiss premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s new “Requiem-Strophen.”

Choral Concert 4 | 8.4.

Teodor Currentzis


We’ve invited the charismatic Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis to serve as artist-in-residence. He will perform two concerts with his ensemble musicAeterna.

Concerts with Teodor Currentzis
© Anton Zavjyalov

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


Concerts for children and families

At the Easter Festival as well LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG presents exciting and age-appropriate concerts specially aimed at children and young people – and at prices that are family friendly. An ideal entry point for young listeners into the world of music!
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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. 
    See the Special Offer
  • 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.
    See the Special Offer