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Guide to LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

LAC: home to LuganoMusica and more

© LAC-Foto Studio Pagi
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.

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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LuganoRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra

Stravinsky, Mozart
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Radu Lupu

LuganoNew Generation: Harriet Krijgh and Magda Amara

Beethoven, Bartók, Rachmaninov
Harriet Krijgh; Magda Amara

LuganoOrchestradella Svizzera italiana

Dvořák, Beethoven
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; David Zinman; Truls Mørk

LuganoMurray Perahia, recital

to be announced
Murray Perahia, Piano

LuganoWiener Symphoniker

Strauss R.
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Gautier Capuçon; Herbert Müller
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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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Pappano und Beatrice Rana brillieren in Lugano

Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI
Beatrice Rana brachte Gefühlswärme zum Ausdruck, gestaltete subtil, sanglich, legte bei den doppelten und dreifachen Oktavkaskaden eine fast traumwandlerische Behändigkeit an den Tag.
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LAC, Sala Teatro © Studio Pagi
LAC, Sala Teatro
© Studio Pagi