Yuja Wang © Kirk Edwards

Yuja Wang

“artiste étoile”


Rebecca Saunders


Rebecca Saunders © Astrid Ackermann
Robert Schumann 1847 © Schumann Haus Zwickau

Schumann cycle

Program overview

Beethoven symphonies

Program Overview
Anton Bruckner, painting by Hermann von Kaulbach

Devils & Demons

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja ©

Crazy Concerts

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Simply different

Program Overview

Lucerne Festival

Lucerne Festival is more than just the evening's symphony concert: the popular public viewing at Inseli Park, the exciting open-air performances of "In the Streets,” master classes, lectures, and panel discussions, and of course the brief concerts comprising the 40min series together create a festival atmosphere throughout the city.


More than a musical appetizer and yet not as long as a complete concert: set aside 40 minutes to enjoy some music.

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Lakeside Symphony

Live Streaming of the Opening Concert on the Big Screen.

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In the Streets

The small but excellent world music festival within the Festival has Lucerne's old city echoing with music.

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Let's Talk About Music!

The more you know, the more you can hear: presentations, panel discussions, and concert introductions enrich your experience of the music.

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Our social media channels give you additional perspectives on the Summer Festival programming - through live streams, brief videos, audio podcasts, and interviews.


Mit der Konzertkarte ins Museum

Your ticket entitles you to free admission to the Kunstmuseum Luzern, a 50% discount on admission to the Rosengart Collection, and free guided tours at the Hans Erni Museum.

London Symphony Orchestra | Sir Simon Rattle © Peter Fischli/LUCERNE FESTIVAL

From the Recital to the Symphony Concert

International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland

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.

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Composer Seminar

Composer Seminar
Wolfgang Rihm © Stefan Deuber
© Patrick Hürlimann/LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Concerts for children and families

Exciting and age-appropriate concerts speically aimed at children and young people – and all this at family-friendly prices: an ideal way for young listeners to find their way into the world of music!

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Special Offers

  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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