Special Event Day – NZZ Panel

Micheline Calmy-Rey | Igor Levit et al.

“Play and Terror”

Sun, 01.09. | 17.00 | No. 19317

KKL Luzern, Auditorium

Vergangenes Konzert

Tickets priced at CHF 10 for children and students up to and including age 29

Please book a wheelchair ticket under t +41 (0) 41 226 44 80 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019




    Panel discussion (in German) with
    Micheline Calmy-Rey former Swiss Foreign Minister
    Igor Levit pianist
    Rainer Hank business journalist
    Michael Haefliger Director of LUCERNE FESTIVAL

    Martin Meyer Director of the NZZ Podium

    Power is a principle that structures every human community. Power has always been revered and feared. What began in prehistory with the superiority of those who were stronger and smarter continued as the reign of groups able to sustainably transform the resource of power into a power resource. A social pyramid was formed; nobility and clergy shared power until revolutions put an end to this monopoly. Nevertheless, a long time had to pass before the era of power controlled and shared by the people in which we live today began. Democracy and meritocracy have differentiated and disarmed the play of power. To be able to act, societies need elites, but at the same time these elites remain integrated into a functional system that limits their power. Today, power always borders on powerlessness: those who climb high can also fall low. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Igor Levit, Rainer Hank, and Festival Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger will discuss this summer’s theme of “Power” with Martin Meyer.

    The Special Event Day for Young Listeners

    Children and primary, secondary, vocational, and university students up to and including 29 years of age can purchase discounted tickets for the Special Event Day at CHF 10.