Lucerne Spring Festival
This spring will see a new edition of the Lucerne Spring Festival, presenting amazing concerts that highlight some incredible gems of the past, performed by stars of the classical music scene of the present.
Owing to the city's location in central Switzerland, Lucerne can be reached very easily from other Swiss cities by public transportation, so plan your trip and book your tickets!
Classical music fans flock to the KKL (Lucerne Concert and Congress Centre) to listen as many amazing figures of classical music take to the stage. You can also have a taster of what's in store during the much larger Lucerne Summer Festival, which will kick off in August 2023.
Listen to amazing classical concerts with fresh new perspectives
For the Lucerne spring festival in 2023, the focus will be on Felix Mendelssohn, whose music will be performed throughout the festival. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra will perform some of his most prized and beloved works, conducted by the illustrious Riccardo Chailly.
On Friday, Mendelssohn and Chopin will be the flavour of the evening. The two composers were almost the same age but their musical language and points of view were worlds apart. They developed a friendship, nevertheless and even composed a canon together.
Another important aspect of Mendelssohn’s life that will be elaborated on through music will be his relationship with his close friend, Robert Schumann, with whom he bonded over their admiration for Johann Sebastian Bach. This interplay will be explored in the Sunday concert.
The focus of the Saturday concert will be the composer Rachmaninoff, who was born 150 years ago, and in this concert, pianist Yuja Wang will perform as a special toast to the great composer, along with the music comedy double-act Igudesman and Joo.
Plan your trip to the Lucerne Spring Festival
Want to attend this melodious experience? The official Lucerne Festival website has all the information on tickets, the festival, and all you need to know.