Ever since 2022, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra has no longer been performs only in the summer. It also attracts classical music fans from all around the world to Lucerne in the spring. Together with Music Director Riccardo Chailly, the musicians celebrate a three-day festival of music on the weekend before Easter, focusing on a single composer for each edition through orchestral and chamber concerts. In the 2022-23 season, Felix Mendelssohn was the focus, as performances of all five of his symphonies launched the festival. These were juxtaposed with music by important contemporaries and friends, such as Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and Hector Berlioz.

Review 2023