Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Ruth Reinhardt
Sat 24.08. | 11.00 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall
Schoenberg | Streich | Rihm | Boulez
Curiosity is the driving force behind music history, as this survey by the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) shows. With his Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16, Arnold Schoenberg ventured into free atonality at the beginning of the 20th century, using an expressively condensed “alternation of colors, rhythms, and moods.” Composer-in-residence Lisa Streich similarly thinks in terms of sound: Ishjärta (“Ice-heart”), which was premiered last summer by the Berliner Philharmoniker, oscillates between warm, pulsating textures and icy, frozen harmonies. There will also be works by two central stars of the Lucerne Festival Academy. Wolfgang Rihm composed In-Schrift for St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, attempting to “inscribe” the famous sacred space into his music through bells, choral sounds, and a darkly luminous instrumentation lacking high strings. Pierre Boulez’s Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna, one of his most-evocative scores, likewise conjures a sacred aura as eight orchestral groups develop a “ceremony of remembrance” to the regular pulse of the percussionists, according to Boulez.
Arrival | Parking Facilities
The KKL Luzern is located right next to Lucerne railway station. On account of the traffic and parking situation, it is recommended during Festival season that visitors use public transportation.
Arriving by Auto
Lucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here: see List.
Various train stations outside the City of Lucerne have a Park & Ride offer for those traveling by train to Lucerne. The following train stations, which have abundant parking spaces, are especially handy: Sursee, Rotkreuz, Zug, Wolhusen, Arth-Goldau, and Sarnen.
Flying to Switzerland
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There are coat checkrooms not only in the basement, but also on the 2nd and 4th floors. Handbags up to a size of 42 x 29.7 x 29.7 cm (A3) may be taken into the concert hall. All larger bags and luggage as well as other bulky items must be checked for a fee of CHF 5.00 per item. For security reasons, coats and jackets may also not be taken into the concert hall and can be left at the checkroom free of charge.
Wheelchair spaces with a good view of the stage are available at special rates in Lucerne Hall at the KKL Luzern. We cannot guarantee that the person who is accompanying will be assigned a seat in the same price category and directly next to the wheelchair seat. Level entrances provide direct access to the foyer and to Lucerne Hall at the KKL Luzern. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located by the checkrooms in the basement, which can be reached by elevator.
To reserve wheelchair spaces please call our ticket sales office directly at +41 (0)41 226 4480. Wheelchair spaces are always made available as soon as online ticket sales begin but can only be reserved by telephone.
Access to venues | Late admission
Doors open 30 minutes before the concert begins for events in Lucerne Hall at the KKL Luzern. Out of consideration for the musicians and the audience, late visitors will be admitted only during intermission or at the discretion of the hall staff. For some concerts, there may be no late admission and no intermission. If a concert is missed due to late arrival, the ticket cannot be refunded.
In the KKL Luzern
In the mood for a cocktail at the Seebar? Coffee and fine pastries at the Le Piaf? Or would you prefer a multi-course menu in the Gault MiIlau-rated restaurant Lucide? The culinary possibilities in the KKL Luzern are many and varied. Before the concert begins, you can reserve your drinks and snacks for intermission at the KKL information desk in the main lobby of the KKL Luzern. Overview of the restaurants
Within walking distance of all event venues you can find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Lucerne Tourism office will gladly assist you in making your selection. Overview of Lucerne Tourism