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