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Lucerne Festival in summer

From August 15 to September 14, 2014 great orchestras from all over the world are playing in Lucerne.

Lucerne Festival in Summer: the world famous concert hall at the KKL Luzern

With the theme of "Psyche", the tremendous power of music itself becomes the focus in the summer of 2014. how is it that music manages to stir our souls? That it causes us to feel joy or arouses or moves us? What does grief sound like – or jubilation?

These are the questions which world-famous orchestras, great conductors, and acclaimed soloists will answer.  The roster of stars you can anticipate addressing this question ranges from Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Chailly through Mariss Jansons and Valery Gergiev to Franz Welser-Möst and Simon Rattle, who will appear for the first time on the podium of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra; from Cecilia Bartoli to Anne-Sophie Mutter and from Lang Lang to Murray Perahia.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, which is being led during this first summer following the death of its founder, Claudio Abbado, by Andris Nelsons, will offer us a glimpse into the inner psyche of that secretive Romantic Johannes Brahms. We’ll also welcome the violinist Midori and the soprano Barbara Hannigan as our two “artistes étoiles” and the Korean Unsuk Chin and the Austrian Johannes Maria Staud as our composers-in-residence.

Our culinary programme at the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is adjusted to the high-class concerts at the KKL Luzern: We serve you culinary highlights of our guest chef Opens internal link in current windowMansour Memarian at our restaurants Galerie and Pavillon.

published: 11. August 2014
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