Oslo Philharmonic | Klaus Mäkelä | Yuja Wang
Fri 25.08. | 19.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky | Ravel | Scriabin
Alexander Scriabin had special ideas about what it would be like to arrive in Paradise. He dreamed of the “Last Day, when I will be absorbed by millions of butterflies in a final dance.” A glimpse of this is conveyed by his large-scale Poème de l’extase, through which Scriabin hoped to induce an ecstatic state for his audience. So prepare yourself to be blown away by this second concert with the Oslo Philharmonic and its charismatic music director Klaus Mäkelä! But the evening will already start with a hint of ecstasy by a Russian composer. Tchaikovsky’s orchestral fantasy The Tempest, loosely based on Shakespeare’s romance, impressively unleashes the forces of nature and lets the passions surge. And when the Chinese star pianist Yuja Wang enters the scene to perform both of Maurice Ravel’s piano concertos, you can be sure there will be no limits to the sense of collective release. Whether you prefer Yuja Wang’s take on the jazz-tinged Concerto for the Left Hand or her approach to the folklore-inspired one in G (for both hands) is a matter of personal taste. In any case, keyboard magic is guaranteed.
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
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 train & bus
Take advantage of a 40% discount on public transport to Lucerne. You can find more Information here: to the SBB offer.
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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Concierge Service for Your Travel Planning
Do you prefer to have your trip planned, with an emphasis on the “extra” in service? Then the travel experts at Bucher Reisen are readily available to help you.
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.
The main concert hall of the KKL Lucerne has six wheelchair spaces available on special terms. Accompanying persons cannot be assured of obtaining a seat in the same price range or in the general vicinity.
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
The main KKL Concert Hall opens 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert. For the sake of the musicians and the audience, latecomers will not be admitted until intermission or at the discretion of the Concert Hall staff. In certain instances concerts will have no intermission and allow no latecomers.
If the concert is missed on account of late arrival, tickets will not 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