The NFTs will represent the deep heritage of the festival, featuring four Lucerne Festival archive posters. Read on to learn more about the festival and how you can mint these benchmark NFTs.
he Lucerne NFTs follow the experimental and innovative paths in line with the Forward Festival. Patron-of-Art.com will launch the digital collectibles. Furthermore, this is also the debut NFT collection of the classical festival. Moreover, the sale of the NFTs starts exclusively on Patron-of-Art.com on November 2nd, 2022.
Michael Haefliger, Executive and Artistic Director of Lucerne Festival stated: “It is in Lucerne Festival’s DNA to be innovative, not just in live concert experiences but in engaging and interacting with our audience. I’m incredibly excited to launch our first collection of NFTs and share artworks representing our past festivals. This new technology gives us a creative way of reaching an audience that we may not reach through traditional channels.”
The festival dates back to 1938, Around that time, legendary Italian composer Arturo Toscanini hosted a legendary “Concert De Gala” that saw soloists forming a unique orchestra. The NFT collection also pays homage to the festival’s finest moments and the rich heritage of the Lucerne festival. To clarify, the first NFT collection will feature:
- Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern, 1954 – by Donald Brun
- Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern, 1991 – by Niklaus Troxler
- Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern, 1994 – by Rosmarie Tissi
- “Eros” – Lucerne Festival, 2010 – by Interbrand
Some of the benefits of the NFT collection include enrolment into the exclusive Friends of Lucerne Festival Club, 2 free tickets to Spring Festival 2023, including a backstage visit, 3-month free access to the Lucerne Festival streaming service, among others. The benefits also include lifetime membership to the Patron of Art Patrons Circle and an in-person meet and greet with Michael Haefliger and Dr. Stephan Holzer.
The festival was previously known as Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern and also dates back to 1938. Today, it ranks among the leading international classical music festivals, offering Spring, Summer and Fall events.