Beethoven Day | 30 August

“Freedom, progress, is the only purpose in the world of art as in universal creation”
Ludwig van Beethoven

All Sunday long, from morning to night, we celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born 250 years ago, with chamber music and symphonic works, including a children’s version of the composer’s only opera Fidelio and a panel discussion. Masterpieces such as the Eroica and the Grosse Fuge will be juxtaposed with contemporary scores – as well as with poems by Friedrich Hölderlin, another artist whose 250th anniversary we celebrate in 2020.

“Freude for Future”
Interventions all day long in and around the KKL Luzern | free admission

Together with around 50 Students from the Canton School Alpenquai, the actor and reciter Michael Engelhardt will rehearse selected songs, hymns, and chants by Friedrich Hölderlin that are designed as choral speech. The texts involve Hölderlin’s sense of rebellion as well as his love of nature: an artistic echo of “Fridays for Future.”