Lucerne Festivals Forward Festival Lucerne



Concert Hall
Every year in November, Lucerne Festival Forward offers contemporary music a stage and gives the musicians of the younger generation a voice.

The starting point is the idea of utilising the international network of the Lucerne Festival Academy, which has grown over the years and now comprises more than 1,200 talented musicians, as a collective mastermind. The concerts are not only organised by the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO), our orchestra of excellence for the performance of new and contemporary music. Selected contemporary leaders from the Academy network also develop the programme. In doing so, they break new ground to close the gap between so-called "new music" and the audience: they seek contact with the audience, try out unusual concert formats, focus on lesser-known voices and aesthetic positions in contemporary music-making and consciously mix nationalities, generations and genders.


November 15th to 17th, 2024



You can get here by public transport or by car.


Getting there
Lucerne Festival
Hirschmattstrasse 13
6002 Luzern