At the Lucerne Festival the modern era is afforded not merely a niche existence, it is an integral part of the concerts in the different genres. The Lucerne Festival Academy and its modern era concert series are devoted exclusively to music of the 20th and 21st centuries. With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation the active Swiss music scene will be honored under the motto "(z)eidgenössisCH" (a play on words in German meaning both contemporary and confederate i.e. Swiss): Dieter Ammann, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Grant winner in 2008, is composer-in-residence and there will be no fewer than 25 debut performances.
August 12th – September 18th 2010