Swiss Re has sponsored the Lucerne Festival each summer since 1997.
In 1938 the Lucerne Festival began its unique musical tradition. Today, its events are ranked among the leading international music offerings, along with those of Bayreuth and Salzburg, and attract an audience of more than 120 000 annually.
The spectacular Lucerne concert hall, built by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel and inaugurated in 1998, is now the central venue. A festival highlight is the performances staged by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, founded in 2003 by Claudio Abado and Michael Haefliger, and which unites musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with the world’s leading soloists and chamber musicians.
Music at Risk – across Generations: To mark the 75th anniversary of the Lucerne Festival and the 150th anniversary of Swiss Re, we joined forces with the festival and its academy to compose four pieces of music to be performed at our anniversary events taking place in 2013 and 2014 in Zurich, London, New York and Beijing. This project is an opportunity to promote the creation of innovative music, for which the festival has become renowned, on the theme of risk that forms the core of Swiss Re's interest and expertise.
We have a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and strive to implement this across our business. Our performance has received high ratings from independent third-party organisations.
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