Jul
15
2009
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Gustav Mahler at the Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé Orchestra, just two years Mahler’s senior, celebrates Mahler in 2010.

Between January and June 2010, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and The Bridgewater Hall get together to present a complete cycle of Mahler symphonies as well as additional events.

Jul
09
2009
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The Mahler Project at Butler University

The Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis is planning a series of events throughout the 2009-2010 season celebrating Mahler’s 150th birthday and the 20th anniniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The series, called Mahler Project ”“ Germanic Creative Expression, includes concerts and lectures on a wide range of subjects.

Jul
08
2009
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Mahler at the Proms

This year’s BBC Proms have a number of concerts of Mahler’s music. Matthias Goerne, Jonathan Nott, David Robertson, Dawn Upshaw, Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly take their respective turns on stage at the Royal Albert Hall.

The works being performed are:

Kindertotenlieder – Prom 65
Des Knaben Wunderhorn – selection – PCM 13
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen – Prom 76
Symphony No.4 – Prom 59
Symphony No.6 – Prom 28
Symphony No.9 – Prom 5
Symphony No.10 (compl. Cooke) – Prom 69

All concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 (available online).

Jul
07
2009
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Mahler in Texas 2010

The Austin Symphony Orchestra in Texas informs us of their forthcoming performances of Mahler’s Blumine and the Symphony No. 1.

Peter Bay conducts on 14 and 15 May 2010 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas.

Jul
06
2009
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New York Philharmonic Performance History

The New York Philharmonic (Mahler’s orchestra from 1909-1911) has launched an online database of their whole performance history.

Use the search to find the first concert Mahler gave at the Philharmonic (Sunday 29 November 1908, 3pm!) and see even the works performed in each concert.

On the Philharmonic’s Mahler Symphonies page you can also view their historic score of Mahler’s 1st Symphony (takes a while to load, but it’s worth it).

Jun
23
2009
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Concertgebouworkest – Gustav Mahler: The Symphonies

The Concertgebouworkest is presenting Gustav Mahler’s symphonies 1-10 and Das Lied von der Erde in Amsterdam from 2009-2011. The list of conductors is a who’s who of contemporary masters, including Harding, Jansons, Boulez, Gatti and Haitink.

See the Concertgebouworkest’s Mahler pages.

Jun
22
2009
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Orchestre des Champs-Élysées on tour

The Orchestre des Champs-Élysées is performing Mahler’s 4th Symphony on tour in March 2010. Concerts will take place in

Poitiers (F) TAP March 6th
Ravenna (IT) March 8th
Grenoble (F) MC2 March 11th
Bruxelles (B) Palais des Beaux-Arts March 14th
Rotterdam (NL) De Doelen March 16th

Philippe Herreweghe conducts. See the orchestra’s website nearer the date for more information.

Jun
22
2009
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Mahler Festival in Stockholm

The Konserthuset in Stockholm tells us of its forthcoming Mahler Festival in March 2010.

All symphonies are being performed in a row, by The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic as well as by guest orchestras from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Several of the song cycles will also be perfomed in chamber versions.

Download the Konserthuset’s Swedish Mahler Brochure
Mahler’s Universe in 12 Days

Use the historical search at the Konserthuset’s website to see the first Mahler performances in Stockholm.

Jun
05
2009
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Claudio Abbado dirigiert 2010 an der Mailänder Scala Mahlers “Achte”

Die Stadt Mailand hat gemeinsam mit der Provinz beschlossen, um rund 22 Millionen Euro 90.000 Bäume für Stardirigent Claudio Abbado zu pflanzen. Das war das ungewöhnliche Honorar, das Abbado im Dezember gefordert hatte, um nach 23 Jahren Abwesenheit an die Mailänder Scala zurückzukehren.

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May
23
2009
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Carnegie Hall Concerts

The Carnegie Hall’s series Gustav Mahler – The Symphonies in Sequence, with the Staatskapelle Berlin, is well underway in New York. Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez conduct.

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