Probensaal des Luzerner Sinfonieorchesters

Our home on the Kampus Südpol

Orchesterhaus

Where music falls on fertile ground

Studio, creative center, home

Since 2020, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester has had its own rehearsal and practice rooms. But the Orchesterhaus has become much more: In addition to orchestra rehearsals, the Orchesterhaus is also home to chamber music concerts and offerings from the Music Education program.

The Orchesterhaus is part of the Südpol campus and a meeting place for music enthusiasts across all generations.

The Orchesterhaus is located on the road joining Lucerne and Kriens, in the immediate vicinity of the newly built Lucerne School of Music, Südpol Lucerne, the Lucerne Theatre and the music school. On the Südpol site, a music campus has come into being that offers fascinating synergies and collaborations. Children can meet teenagers, students can meet professional musicians. This is a unique situation in Lucerne and an unprecedented opportunity for the institutions located on the Südpol campus.

Background to the development of the Orchesterhaus

Thanks to its status as the KKL Luzern’s resident orchestra, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester plays in one of the world’s best concert halls. However, neither the KKL Luzern nor the Lucerne Theatre has a rehearsal room that is suitable in terms of space and quality. But all visions need time and fertile soil to grow. When the “Luzerner Sinfonieorchester Trust” decided to take over the initiative for construction and sponsorship in 2016, the vision started to become reality.

An architecture competition was held in December 2016. A jury consisting of accredited experts, representatives of the developers, and the municipality of Kriens unanimously chose “Enzmann Fischer & Büro Konstrukt AG” as the winner of the competition. The ground-breaking ceremony took place in summer 2018, and around sixty companies, mostly from the Lucerne region, implemented the architects’ plans. Having moved in during the summer of 2020, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester will now be able to play in the house for the first time in the 2020/21 season.

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester vor dem Orchesterhaus

The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester in front of its new home.

Aussenfassade des Orchesterhauses

Exterior of the orchestra house

Exterior of the orchestra house

Eingang zum Orchesterhaus

Exterior of the orchestra house

Blick aus dem Orchesterhaus zu Hochschule Luzern - Musik

Rehearsal room of the orchestra house

Probensaal des Luzerner Sinfonieorchesters

Rehearsal room of the orchestra house

Room for new concepts

The Orchesterhaus offers us the opportunity to be hosts ourselves for the first time for offerings within the framework of our Music Education program. We invite children from the age of 0, young people and adults to discover the house for themselves: In special concerts, rehearsal visits, workshops to participate in, or in encounters with the musicians of the orchestra.

Experience the Orchesterhaus as a visitor or player

  • Zwei Celli liegen nebeneinander Sun/ 11
    Chamber Music
    Chamber Music

    Chamber Music Matinee 1

    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Sun, 11. September 2022 | 11:00 Uhr
    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Sun/ 11
    “Vienna, City of Everyone’s Dreams …” is the allusive motto of the six chamber music matinees, each of which – in keeping with a fine tradition – will be performed by mus...
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  • Sun/ 20
    Chamber Music
    Chamber Music

    Chamber Music Matinee 2

    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Sun, 20. November 2022 | 11:00 Uhr
    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Sun/ 20
    What would Vienna be without its legendary salons? The princely palaces of Lobkowitz or Rasumowski already existed in Mozart’s and Beethoven’s time, along with Metternichpalais and Schwarz...
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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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Everything about the rooms and the use of the Orchestra House

In addition to the heart of the house, the large rehearsal hall, the Orchestra House has register and individual rehearsal rooms that can also be rented by external parties. Learn more here.

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