Technique and spirited playing: the master violinist Leonidas Kavakos, Greece’s most significant classical music export since Maria Callas, commands both. And you can look forward to spectacular highlights from him in the summer of 2019 as our “artiste étoile.”
The Swiss Thomas Kessler fuses rap with contemporary music and supplies orchestral musicians with iPads and speakers so that they can modulate their live sound electronically: an incredibly original and tirelessly curious composer.
Explosive: Teodor Currentzis conducts Mozart’s three operatic masterpieces to librettos by Da Ponte – Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte – works that shed light on different facets of the Festival theme of “Power.”
Igor Levit launches his major Beethoven cycle in Lucerne with two recitals in the summer 2019. By 2020, he will have performed all 32 of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
A Sunday full of music! The marathon Special Event Day on 1 September allows you to immerse yourself in the colorful world of the Festival world, offering events from morning to evening that are especially aimed at families.
The Henosode Quartet has custom-built its very own concert hall ("Tonhalle"), right in front of the KKL Luzern. It measures 2.75 x 5.25 x 2 meters, no bigger, no smaller. So the space available is limited. But the musicians no longer want to confine themselves to the marginalized status enjoyed only by connoisseurs...
LUCERNE FESTIVAL is more than the symphony concerts that take place in the evening. It also means the open-air concerts on the shore of Lake Lucerne, talks, and 40min, the series of short concerts: these make the entire city reverberate with the Festival mood.
Four-and-a-half weeks of world class music: experience the legedary conductors, the solo virtuosos, and of course the matchless "parade" of top international orchestras.
Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert
When purchasing a ticket for selected events, adults will receive two free tickets of the same
value to bring their young companions (children, grandchildren, godchildren, etc.) to the concert for free.
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. Tickets for selected concerts at a reduced price of CHF 20 are now on sale at the end of June.