MahlerFest XXIX Schedule of Events

MahlerFest XXIX is getting underway – May 16 – 22, 2016! Here’s the list of events for the entire festival week: films, lectures, concerts, and more!  Evening orchestra rehearsals are open to the public during the week, except Wednesday, at Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus. Monday, May 16, 6:30pm, Boulder Library: Film “Of Love, […]

MahlerFest Announces Conducting Fellowship as part of MahlerFest XXIX

Colorado MahlerFest is proud to announce the launch of the new Mahler Conducting Fellowship Program for outstanding young professional conductors. Beginning in 2016, MahlerFest will invite 2-3 fellows to participate in the festival as assistant conductors. Fellows will attend daily score study and seminar sessions with Artistic Director Kenneth Woods, work with guest lecturers and […]

Remembering Gilbert Kaplan

Gilbert Kaplan, who passed away this past New Year’s Day at the age of 74, was a successful business man with a passion, the music of Gustav Mahler. His success in business allowed him to immerse himself in Mahler’s music, specifically Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, for three decades. Kaplan founded the magazine Institutional Investor in 1967 when […]

Farewell to Pierre Boulez

For some six decades, as musician, composer and conductor, Pierre Boulez was a major part of the classical music scene. He conducted most of the major orchestras of the world and was music director of three of America’s top institutions; New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony. At one point in the early ’70s, he […]

For the Love of Mahler, The Inspired Life of Henry-Louis de La Grange now available on DVD. A great gift!

  For the Love of Mahler takes us into the passionate world of Henry-Louis de La Grange, a charismatic 91-year old music historian who, since first hearing a Mahler symphony in 1945, devoted the rest of his life to researching every detail of the composer’s biography. After meeting Mahler’s widow Alma in 1952, his deepening friendships […]