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Gewandhaus Festival: Mahler Festival 2021 postponed until 2023

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mahler Festival is postponed until 2023!

It was planned that in May 2021, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig shall be entirely dedicated to Gustav Mahler. A unique programme: All of his symphonies and other orchestral works should be performed by ten world-class orchestras in just twelve days in the city where Mahler became a symphonist. From 1886 to 1888 Mahler spent two pivotal years of his life in Leipzig, during which he set the course for his further career. Leipzig and the Gewandhausorchester guarantee an authentic atmosphere. Ten years after the first Mahler Festival in 2011, Europe's top orchestras wanted to once again present their individual interpretations of Mahler's symphonic universe of sound. The Gewandhausorchester under the direction of its conductor Andris Nelsons was meant to perform concerts with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam together with their principal conductors in 14 orchestral concerts. The programme of the International Mahler Festival 2023 is scheduled to be published before the culmination of the current season.

Exclusive travel offers for the Mahler Festival 2023

Exterior photograph of Leipzig's Gewandhaus in Augustusplatz, festively illuminated for a concert, sights, city of music, cultural venue
Leipzig's Gewandhaus © Jens Gerber

We are offering you an exclusive pre-sale privilege before the official pre-sale start for the Mahler Festival 2023.

Register and you will automatically receive an offer from us as soon as the exact date is determined:

E-Mail: incoming@ltm-leipzig.de 

Tel: +49 341 7104 275

Mahler in Leipzig?

Why did Mahler's time in Leipzig play such a decisive role in his life? The time Gustav Mahler spent in Leipzig had a huge impact on his artistic work. He evolved from a hard-working conductor to an internationally renowned composer. This development is attributed to Leipzig. To mark the 110 anniversary of Gustav Mahler's death the Gewandhaus is organising the Mahler Festival.

Mahler Festival in Leipzig

The designated Gewandhaus conductor at a big Gewandhaus Orchestra concert at Leipzig's Gewandhaus in Augustusplatz in the city of music, cultural venue, sights
Gewandhaus conductor, Andris Nelsons © Jens Gerber

The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester invites you to the Mahler-Festival 2023. Get ready for first-class concerts!