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Guide to LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI Classics

Lugano 2019-20: A-list performers, Beethoven and Mendelssohn

The new season at LuganoMusica offers an eclectic programme focusing on core Romantic repertoire featuring a stellar line-up of talents.
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AddressPiazza Bernardino Luini, 6
ContainsSala Teatro
Google maps45° 59' 57.111" N 8° 56' 54.420" E

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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LuganoKrystian Zimerman

Krystian Zimerman
to be announced
Krystian Zimerman, Piano

LuganoBeethoven and Mahler

© RM
Beethoven, Mahler
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Yuri Temirkanov; Nelson Freire

LuganoMozart's La finta giardiniera in concert

Mozart's *La finta giardiniera* in concert
Mozart: La finta giardiniera
Diego Fasolis; Krešimir Špicer; Julie Martin du Theil; Bernard Richter; Maria Grazia Schiavo

LuganoBeethoven and Schubert

© Marco Borggreve
Beethoven, Schubert
Andris Nelsons; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Ensemble; Rudolf Buchbinder
Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller

Innovation and versatility: Emmanuel Pahud in Lugano

Emmanuel Pahud talks style, versatility, and working with living composers in anticipation for his upcoming residency in Lugano.
© LAC-Foto Studio Pagi

LAC: home to LuganoMusica and more

Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC) is what German speakers have described as a Kulturpol. The Orchestra della Svizzera italiana calls this place home. So do no less than four other arts organisations.
Interview with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018
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Haitink and the Mozart Orchestra go out with a bang in Lugano

Bernard Haitink conducts Orchestra Mozart © D. Vass
So full of youthful vigor was this concert that it was hard to believe that Haitink is now 90 years old.
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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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Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Behind the Scenes
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018
© LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura 2018