The richest classical festival on the planet has just announced huge cutbacks.
The Easter Festival has been cancelled, as of now.
The Piano Festival will also be held for the last time later this year.
These events have been declared to be ‘strategically of less importance for the goal of further strengthening the Lucerne Festival brand.’
The deletions have been buried low down in a Bible-length press release which talks of reinvesting in the summer festival, the festival orchestra and the festival academy, as well as reinforcing ‘the Festival’s ties with its hometown and with the Canton of Lucerne.’
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