Mahler Festival in Leipzig

11-29 May 2023

From 11 to 29 May 2023 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 the city in which Mahler became a true symphonic composer.

The symphonic canon of Gustav Mahler forms the foundation of the Mahler Festival 2023, 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.

Purchased tickets will not retain their validity for the Festival in 2023 and are subject to refund. They can be submitted for reimbursement to the ticket agency from which they were purchased. Wenn Sie Tickets für das Mahler-Festival beim Gewandhaus erworben haben (online im Ticketshop der Gewandhaus-Website, telefonisch über das Callcenter oder persönlich an der Gewandhaus-Kasse), nutzen Sie bitte  dieses Formular.


    Now available

  • Advanced ticket sales

    1 November 2021

Ticket Office

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

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

Group Sales

Claudia Zahedi & Jenny Velazquez Cardona
Group Sales

Phone+49 341 1270 449 / 307
Fax+49 341 1270 222


With the MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS you receive a discount of 10% on the purchase of tickets for all 11 orchestral concerts of the Festival from 18 to 29 May 2023. In the case of those concerts which are performed more than once, the discount can be applied only to a single performance! In addition, the MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS affords a 20% discount on the purchase of tickets for all other concerts and events in the Festival. 

MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS holders also profit from the following benefits:

  • Free VIP reception: As a MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS holder you are invited to attend an exclusive VIP reception on 18 May 2023, hosted by Gewandhaus General Director Prof. Andreas Schulz.
  • Free programme booklet: Your MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS entitles you to a complimentary copy of the Mahler Festival 2023 programme booklet with an introduction to each event.
  • Free entrance to Mahler Festival lectures: Free tickets can be claimed on presentation of your MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS 11–29 May 2023 at the Gewandhaus ticket office.

The MAHLER FESTIVAL PASS is now available. The advanced ticket sales starts 1 November 2021.



Complete programme of the Mahler-Festival

»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.