© Peter Fischli
© Peter Fischli

Lucerne Festival is committed to the younger generation. We are therefore delighted when schoolchildren visit us at the KKL Luzern and our other venues so they can become immersed in the fascinating world of classical music — whether by attending a concert, visiting a rehearsal, or enjoying our exclusive school concerts, to which groups and classes are admitted free of charge.

But we also visit the students at their schools: every summer, young soloists who perform in the “Debut” series at Lucerne Festival head out to schools across the Lucerne region to give concerts that include talking about and introducing the music. Selected groups from the world music festival “In the Streets” additionally inspire the young listeners with thrilling performances in the classroom or in the schoolyard.

Offers for Elementary School Students in 2024

  • School Concerts

    Let’s go to the Festival! Through exclusive school concerts tailored to different age groups, we awaken first-grade students’ curiosity about classical music. Admission to the school concerts is free for students  and their accompanying adults (tickets subject to availability).

    • 29.08.2024 | 10.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall:
    • Musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker, moderated by Sarah Willis (classes 1 to 6)
    • 02.09.2024 | 9.00/10.30 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall:
    • “Drumming out of the Box” with Schlagwerk Voermans (classes 1 to 4)
    • 09.09.2024 | 9.00/10.30 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall:
    • “Krach mit Bach” (classes 1 to 4)
    • 13.09.2024 | 9.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall:
    • Musicians from the Munich Philharmonic play Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival pf the Animals  (classes 3 to 6)

    We will start accepting registrations in May via our registration form.
     

  • Debut in the Schoolhouse

    Every summer, young soloists from the “Debut” concert series  visit Lucerne schools: they play music and talk about what they play. They also introduce their instruments, talk about their lives as musicians, and answer questions from the students. These events last around 45 minutes.

    • 04.09.2024 | Theo Plath (bassoon, conversation in German)
    • 06.09.2024 | Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano, conversation in English)
    • 11.09.2024 | Adelphi Quartet (string quartet, conversation in English)
    • 13.09.2024 | Melodie Zhao (piano, conversation in German)

    The artists are available in the mornings. We will be accepting registrations via our registration form starting in May. Details will be discussed individually after registration.
     

  • “In the Streets” in the Schoolhouse

    From August 28 to 30, 2024, selected groups from “In the Streets,” the world music festival within the festival, will be performing in Lucerne schools — in the classroom or on the playground. These concerts last around 45 minutes.

    The groups are available in the mornings and afternoons. We will be accepting registrations via our registration form  starting in May. Details will be discussed individually after registration.
     

  • Music for Future: The Podcast

    Students can create in-depth podcasts for all school offerings under the guidance of Lucerne Festival. They learn the necessary technical skills and receive tips on how to conduct short interviews with artists. We publish the finished podcasts on our website and of course also make them available to schools. Are you interested? If so, please contact Christiane Weber.
     

Offers for Upper School and Music Schools 2024

  • Attending a Concert with the Class

    From the classroom to the concert hall: upper school classes and music school classes are welcome at all Lucerne Festival concerts! If you would like to experience a world-class orchestra or outstanding soloists with young people in a special festival atmosphere, please contact Christiane Weber.

    For primary and grade school classes and music school classes, we charge a fee of CHF 10 per pupil and CHF 20 per accompanying person (tickets subject to availability). If you would like to enhance your concert visit with an encounter with orchestral musicians: we will find the right offer for you!
     

  • Rehearsal visit with Artist Interview

    Students can observe an orchestral rehearsal in the KKL Concert Hall, seeing how the musicians work on a piece and also becoming acquainted with selected artists on a personal level.

    • 05.09.2024 | 10.00 | KKL Lucerne, Concert Hall:
      Rehearsal with the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) and Sir George Benjamin

    We will be accepting registrations for rehearsals starting in May via our registration form. Details will be discussed individually following registration.
     

  • Debut in the Schoolhouse

    Every summer, young soloists from the “Debut” concert series  visit Lucerne schools: they play music and talk about what they play. They also introduce their instruments, talk about their lives as musicians, and answer questions from the students. These events last around 45 minutes.

    • 04.09.2024 | Theo Plath (bassoon, conversation in German)
    • 06.09.2024 | Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano, conversation in English)
    • 11.09.2024 | Adelphi Quartet (string quartet, conversation in English)
    • 13.09.2024 | Melodie Zhao (piano, conversation in German)

    The artists are available in the mornings. We will be accepting registrations via our registration form starting in May. Details will be discussed individually after registration.
     

  • “In the Streets” in the Schoolhouse

    From August 28 to 30, 2024, selected groups from “In the Streets,” the world music festival within the festival, will be performing in Lucerne schools — in the classroom or on the playground. These concerts last around 45 minutes.

    The groups are available in the mornings and afternoons. We will be accepting registrations via our registration form  starting in May. Details will be discussed individually after registration.
     

  • Music for Future: The Podcast

    Students can create in-depth podcasts for all school offerings under the guidance of Lucerne Festival. They learn the necessary technical skills and receive tips on how to conduct short interviews with artists. We publish the finished podcasts on our website and of course also make them available to schools. Are you interested? If so, please contact Christiane Weber.
     

Contact

Do you have any questions, requests, or suggestions? Please contact us

Christiane Weber

Director of the Artistic Office
Contact

Schulkonzert © Patrick Huerlimann

Registration Form for Teachers

Would you like to register for one of our current school offers? If so, please use the online registration form.

ABC’s of Classical Music

How long is a tuba? What does the concert hall have to do with a shoe box? Can a baton make music? Our web series for ages 8 and up presents selected terms from the ABC’s of classical music using short videos (in German but with visuals and musical examples).

Schulkonzert © Patrick Huerlimann

Discounts

Students can purchase tickets in advance at a reduced price of CHF 20 for selected concerts and on the day of the event for concerts that are not sold out (subject to availability).

Podcast © Monika Rittershaus

Children and young people from the Lucerne region take on the role of cultural journalists as they report on Festival concerts and interview artists in short podcasts they create and produce all by themselves.

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Concerts for Families

Everything at a glance: the “ Crazy about Music” brochure lists all children’s and family events that take place during the Summer Festival, as well as our offers for schools. This brochure (in German) is published every spring.

Family from Paris © Patrick Hürlimann/Lucerne Festival

look | listen | enjoy

What could be lovelier than introducing young listeners to the magic of classical music? Take your children, grandchildren, godchildren, etc. to the concert free of charge!

© Manuela Jans/Lucerne Festival

40min

Simply get a taste of the Festival’s atmosphere: the 40min series allow you to become acquainted with selected artists and works early in the evening through a mix of music and conversation, with a completely casual vibe and free admission.