Seldom will you encounter so many children in the KKL Luzern – but that should be no surprise, since the 2018 Summer Festival is devoted to the theme of “Childhood.” Which means that there will be many projects specifcally aimed at the youngest generation: the audience of tomorrow is meant to be the focus.
He combines high tech with emotional power: the Dutch artist Michel van der Aa is a composer, filmmaker, and director, all in one. He uses innovative digital technologies to bring music theater into the 21st century.
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the young cellist Jay Campbell are the two “artistes étoiles” we have invited: artists who follow their own distinctive paths and who radically re-examine the very identity of classical music in fresh ways.
Back to the music of the future: Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the most signifcant and
inﬂuential composers of the 20th century, was born ninety years ago. The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is dedicating a major tribute to this sonic visionary who died in 2007. And will give the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’s ReadingMalevich, a major new orchestral score.
A Sunday full of music: the big Special Event Day on 26 August offers a chance to immerse yourself in the colorful world of the Festival from morning to evening. We’ve put together a total of 14 concerts exploring this year’s theme of “Childhood.”
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
We’ve taken this year’s Festival theme of “Childhood” as an opportunity to reform our special “Bring Your Kids to the Concert” oﬀer. We’re now calling it “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert.”
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.