First class sound
Renowned conductors and soloists
International recognition

The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester is the resident orchestra at the KKL Luzern, the culture and congress center built according to plans by architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 1998. As Switzerland’s oldest symphony orchestra, it has gained international recognition far beyond its region.

Highlights of the season 2023/24

  • Concert highlight

    The Alpine Symphony for the opening of the season

    Because the 17-year-old high school student Richard Strauss was rather bored in math class, he secretly jotted down composition sketches in his math notebook – the birth of his violin concerto. Charming, elegant, melodious music, which even caused the strict Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick to speak of a “not ordinary talent”. What was to become of this talent is probably most impressively shown by the “Alpine Symphony” completed 30 years later.

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    Our chamber music matinees

    It is time to try: the chamber music series of the LSO plays “favorite pieces” of the audience and the musicians*. Works could be proposed by both groups, which were then combined into programs in function of practicability and aesthetics. The result is quite amazing.

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  • Portrait

    Yunchan Lim

    In June 2022, Yunchan Lim became the youngest gold medalist of the Van Cliburn International His performances demonstrated a “magical ability” and a “natural, instinctive quality” (La Scena) that amazed listeners around the world. Marin Alsop expressed, “Yunchan is the rare artist who organically brings together deep musicality and amazing technique.”

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  • Portrait

    Martin Helmchen

    Martin Helmchen is one of the most sought-after pianists and has been performing on the world’s most important stages for decades. In particular, the originality and intensity of his interpretations, which he presents with impressive tonal sensitivity and technical finesse, distinguish him as a musician.

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  • Travel abroad

    Tour Update

    As Switzerland’s oldest symphony orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra has achieved an international reputation far beyond its Lucerne home.

    In the 2023/24 season, further prestigious debuts are scheduled: at the Konzerthaus Vienna as well as at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires.

Our next concerts

  • Symphony Concerts
    Symphony Concerts

    The Alpine Symphony for the opening of the season

    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Wed, 18. October 2023 | 19:30 Uhr
    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
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Assistant Conductor Position and Conducting Week 2023

Conducting week for young conductors with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the Chief Conductor Michael Sanderling. At the end of the conducting week, one of the participating individuals will be selected for the position of assistant conductor for a period of one year.

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Friends of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchesters

Exceptional musical performances and innovative programs are only possible thanks to the support of a wide circle of sponsors and patrons.

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On stage

Workshop, creative center, home

Since 2020, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester has had its own rehearsal rooms. But the Orchesterhaus has become much more: In addition to orchestra rehearsals, the Orchesterhaus is also home to chamber music concerts and programs for music education.

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