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Guide to LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura


LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is a new cultural centre in Lugano dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts, which promises to become one of Switzerland’s most important cultural institutions, with the aim of promoting a wide range of art and establishing Lugano as a cultural crossroads between northern and southern Europe.

The striking architectural structure, which overlooks the lake, will provide space for a rich programme of exhibitions, events, musical events and theatre and dance performances, along with a variety of cultural initiatives. LAC will also be home to the newly-created Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana (Art Museum of Italian Switzerland), formed by the amalgamation of the Cantonal Art Museum and the Art Museum of the City of Lugano. A new 1,000 seat concert and theatre venue, entirely wood-panelled and fitted with a special modular and removable acoustic shell, is ready for a varied programme of performances and concerts.

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LuganoMozart, Schubert

© Adriano Haitmann
Mozart, Schubert
Orchestra Mozart; Bernard Haitink; Martin Helmchen

LuganoHaydn, Beethoven

© Adriano Haitmann
Haydn, Beethoven
Orchestra Mozart; Bernard Haitink

LuganoBerliner Philharmoniker

© Mattias Ahlm | Sveriges Radio
Wagner, Berlioz, Debussy
Berliner Philharmoniker; Daniel Harding

LuganoStravinsky, Ravel

© Warner Classics | Fabien Monthubert
Stravinsky, Montalbetti, Ravel
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Jonathan Nott; Emmanuel Pahud

LuganoJakub Hrůša dirigiert Smetana

Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country)
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

LuganoKrystian Zimerman

Krystian Zimerman
to be announced
Krystian Zimerman, Piano
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Lakeside in Lugano

Daniel Müller-Schott © Uwe Arens
Two young, widely championed string players – violinist/pianist Julia Fischer and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott – recently joined to perform an eclectic concert at the city’s stunning new concert hall.
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Evocation of the Ancestors: Dutoit in Lugano

Bertrand Chamayou © Marco Borggreve | Warner Classics
Charles Dutoit, still sporting his trademark slick of black hair and a 79-year-old whirlwind of francophone charisma, clearly brings this band's playing to a new level, especially when the repertoire happens to be French and Russian music of the 20th century.
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Emotion und Wagemut: Das Quatuor Van Kuijk in Lugano

Quatuor Van Kuijk © Nikolaj Lund
Das Quatuor Van Kuijk bot in Lugano ein anspruchsvolles Programm mi Debussy, Weberns Fünf Sätzen und Mendelssohn.
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Behind the Scenes
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018