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.

Our next concerts

  • Wed/ 30
    Symphony Concerts Past Event
    Symphony Concerts

    «Das Lied von der Erde»

    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Wed, 30. November 2022 | 19:30 Uhr
    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Past Event
    Wed/ 30
    “I believe that this is possibly the most personal work I have ever created” Gustav Mahler wrote to his conductor colleague Bruno Walter in September 1908. Indeed, the “Lied von der ...
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  • Thu/ 01
    Chamber Music Past Event
    Chamber Music

    Glass & Mahler - and the world beyond

    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Thu, 1. December 2022 | 12:30 Uhr
    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Past Event
    Thu/ 01
    When Franz Schubert, at the age of seventeen, set the Goethe poem “Gretchen am Spinnrade” in 1814, the Romantic German piano song was born and a new era dawned. “Du bist die Ruh̶...
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  • Illustration Schildkröte Sun/ 11
    Music Education
    Music Education

    Family Concert: «Tranquilla Trampeltreu»

    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Sun, 11. December 2022 | 15:00 Uhr
    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Sun/ 11
    Reeeeeeeeally slowly, step by step, the turtle Tranquilla Trampeltreu is on the move. Will she make it in time for Leo the Twenty-Eighth’s wedding? On the way, she encounters many animals who ha...
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The piano festival «Le piano symphonique»

After Camille Saint-Saëns and Johannes Brahms in 2021 and 2022, Robert Schumann, among others, is now the focus of our piano festival, interpreted by absolute world stars such as Martha Argerich, Rudolf Buchbinder and Khatia Buniatishvili.

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Spotlight

  • Highlights

    In the «Salon Symphonique» with Elisabeth Leonskaja

    When she steps on stage, Elisabeth Leonskaja reminds one of a benevolent Grand Duchess from Tolstoy’s world. One immediately takes confidence in whatever she is about to play. For good reasons, she is revered worldwide as the grande dame of Russian pianism – even though Elisabeth Leonskaja has been living in Vienna for 40 years now.

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  • Thats us

    Our Orchestra

    74 musicians from around 20 nations form an orchestra with international charisma. As the orchestra in residence at the KKL Luzern, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester represents the music city of Lucerne on international tours.

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  • Prize winner

    Arthur Waser Prize

    The Arthur Waser Prize is being awarded for the fifth time; this year it goes to the 25-year-old clarinettist Jonathan Leibovitz from Israel. He will make his debut with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

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  • With Gautier Capuçon

    A Dvořák-Fest

    The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester has long been closely associated with the composer Antonín Dvořák. This season sees performances of the triad of his concerts for piano, violin and violoncello, as well as his 8th Symphony.

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  • Music on wheels

    The Music truck

    The music truck is the mobile venue of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Based on the idea that the audience listens to the orchestra in the concert hall, the orchestra makes its way through central Switzerland.

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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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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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