Joy abounds! LUCERNE FESTIVAL celebrates the 2020 Beethoven Year as a great festival of joy that unites us all. And that reconciles what is so often in danger of disintegrating.
Conducting in the 21st century is no longer a purely male domain. The Latvian maestra Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is the "artiste étoile" of the 2020 Summer Festival.
Journey into the sound’s interior: composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders is a tireless explorer of sonic possibilities.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven with a day full of music!
The 2020 Summer Festival turns the spotlight on Ludwig van Beethovens, whose 250th birthday we are celebrating with the international stars of classical music. Among the highlights will be exemplary performances of all nine symphonies.
In a comprehensive homage that will stretch over several years, LUCERNE FESTIVAL is rediscovering works by Pierre Boulez, the founder of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, which were withdrawn during his lifetime.
Poetry meets music: Ludwig van Beethoven and Friedrich Hölderlin, each of whom is being celebrated for a milestone anniversary in 2020, never meet in person. LUCERNE FESTIVAL will set up an insightful dialogue between their late works.
Classical music is not only something for grownups. Even before the Opening Concert, young people from all over the world will put us in the mood for four weeks of music!
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.