Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020: Mahler’s Universe

For the centenary of the original Mahlerfest in 1920 Het Concertgebouw will again host an international Mahler Festival called “Mahler’s Universe”. The Mahler Foundation will use this special occasion to partner with Het Concertgebouw to launch a special program to indicate our future mission and projects.

In recognition of Gustav Mahler’s unique role in music, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, hosted a Mahlerfest in 1920. For the centenary of the original festival in 2020, Het Concertgebouw will again host an international Mahler Festival – ‘Mahler’s Universe’ — featuring performances of Mahler’s works by some of the world’s foremost orchestras and singers.

Mahler Foundation is working in partnership with Het Concertgebouw to launch a special program to indicate the Foundations’s mission and projects, and to highlight Gustav Mahler’s profoundly perceptive and generous view of life and art in the spirit of our mission.

Mahler Foundation will co-commission a series of works by contemporary composers to be premiered alongside Mahler’s symphonies. We will be presenting a two-day symposium – the Gustav Mahler Forum – exploring issues crucial to Mahler’s personal sensibilities and concerns, including the environment, cultural identity, and religion. 

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