2021 Lucerne Summer Festival from 10 August to 12 September

Summer Festival – 10 August to 12 September 2021 For more information and ticket information CLICK HERE The Festival Theme is ‘Crazy’ ‘Symphony’: Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, ‘artiste étoile’ Yuja Wang, and international symphony orchestras, conductors, and soloists ‘Contemporary’: the new Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Academy … Read more

Lucerne Festival’s plans for Summer 2021

Lucerne Festival hopes and expects their summer festival to go ahead as planned. Advance ticket sales for the Summer Festival start on 27 April 2021; the detailed programme will be published on 13 April. The festival will feature the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Herbert Blomstedt and the Vienna Philharmonic will take on his Fourth, the … Read more

2020 Lucerne Summer Festival – 14 August to 13 September CANCELLED

2020 Lucerne Summer Festival


The Festival kicks off on August 14th with performances by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly; Beethoven’s First Symphony and Mahler’s First Symphony. Concert repeated next day with Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto replacing the Beethoven symphony, Martha Argerich at the keyboard.

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Lucerne sees the final farewell from Bernard Haitink after 65 extraordinary years of conducting

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [7] – Beethoven, Bruckner: Emanuel Ax (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL) Luzern, Lucerne, 5.9.2019. (JR)

Bernard Haitink conducts the VPO (c) Lucerne Festival/Priska Ketterer

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Excellent programming from Gergiev, Kavakos and the Mariinsky at Lucerne Festival

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [6] – Debussy, Sibelius, Chausson, Ravel, Shostakovich: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL), Lucerne, 31.8.2019. (JR)

Valery Gergiev (c) Manuel Jans/Lucerne Festival

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