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Gewandhaus Festival: Mahler Festival 2023

11 - 29 May 2023

In May 2023, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig will 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 nineteen 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. Twelve years after the first Mahler Festival in 2011, Europe's top orchestras present once again their individual interpretations of Mahler's symphonic universe of sound. In addition to concerts by the Gewandhausochester under the direction of its Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons, the programme includes the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Advance sales for single tickets starts on 1 November 2021.

Podcast - Welcome to Leipzig

Titelbild des Podcasts "Willkommen in Leipzig - Der Podcast für deine Leipzig-Reise" für Reisebegeisterte und Touristen, Freizeit, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Kultur, Musikstadt Leipzig

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig: True pleasure is a serious matter

Leipzig is a city of music! Hosts Lukas and Paula visit the great Gewandhaus zu Leipzig to find out more about the musical history of the city. They meet with musician Dorothea Hemken and the director for the Gewandhaus, Andreas Schulz, to talk about their work and inspiration.

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!