Mahler Festival 2021 in Leipzig

13-24 May 2021

From 13 to 24 May 2021 the Gewandhausorchester will host a Mahler Festival in Leipzig, the city that was home to the composer for two decisive years of his life: a unique opportunity to hear the complete symphonies and other orchestral works interpreted by 10 world class orchestras in only 12 days, in the city in which Mahler became a true symphonic composer.

The symphonic canon of Gustav Mahler forms the foundation of the Mahler Festival 2021 (13-24 May 2021), since it was in Leipzig that Mahler became the musician we know him as today: a composer of enthralling symphonies. Leipzig and the Gewandhausorchester offer a particularly authentic setting for the Festival: Mahler spent two years in the city, conducting the Gewandhausorchester almost daily.

Mahler Festival in Leipzig

Ticket Office

Gewandhaus Ticket Office

Phone+49 341 1270 280
Fax+49 341 1270 222

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Augustusplatz 8
04109 Leipzig

Opening hours

Monday - Friday
10 am - 6 pm

10 bis 14 Uhr

Group Sales

Claudia Zahedi & Anja Wedwitschka

Phone+49 341 1270 449
Fax+49 341 1270 222

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Augusutsplatz 8
04109 Leipzig


Mahler's symphonies

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Special Offers

3 out of 11

Choose 3 out of 11 concerts* and benefit from a 10 % discount off the price of single tickets.

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Mahler Festival Pass

Enjoy all the symphonies* and benefit from a 20% discount off the price of single tickets as well as numerous advantages:

  • You will receive an invitation to an exclusive VIP reception on 13 May 2021 with Prof. Andreas Schulz, General Director of the Gewandhaus.
  • You will receive a free drink and a free program booklet for all concerts.
  • Choose an evening of chamber music, a film screening and a lieder recital from the Mahler Festival’s supporting program, and benefit from a 20% discount off the price of a single ticket when purchasing your ticket.
  • Retrace Mahler’s footsteps through Leipzig’s beautiful city center with Gewandhaus musician Eberhard Spree.

Not available due to high demand.

Das Leipziger Gewandhaus bei Nacht, hell erleuchtet

6 out of 11

Choose 6 out of 11 concerts* and benefit from a 15 % discount off the price of single tickets.

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*For symphonies that will be performed on several dates, one concert date must be selected in each case.

»It all started with the First Symphony!«

Mahler’s music has a special meaning for Andris Nelsons. The Gewandhauskapellmeister describes his life and career with Mahler’s symphonies from his first encounter to his interpretations with the Gewandhausorchester and shares his thoughts on this music with Gewandhaus Dramaturg Ann-Katrin Zimmermann.


Gustav Mahler in Leipzig

Die Mahler-Rezeption des Gewandhausorchesters beginnt mit Gustav Mahler selbst, der das Orchester als Kapellmeister an der Oper knapp zwei Jahre lang fast täglich dirigierte. Und sie endet bei einem Konzerthaus, das sich hör- und sichtbar zu Mahler bekennt: mit hinreißenden Interpretationen, Festivals von internationaler Strahlkraft sowie einer monumentalen Bildkomposition an seiner Schauseite.