MahlerFest XXIX Schedule of Events

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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, Death and Beyond – Exploring Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony
    • A film by Jason Starr
    • Open to the Public
  • Wednesday, May 18, 7:30pm, The Academy Chapel: Concert
    • Mahler – Rückert-Lieder
    • Schubert – Nacht und Träume and An den Mond, D. 296
    • Brahms – Die Mainacht
    • Strauss – Die Nacht and Winternacht
    • Schönberg –Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (String Sextet version)
    • Open to the public
  • Thursday, May 19, 1:30pm, Boulder Library: Master Class
    • The Conducting Fellows, Maestro Woods, Kurt Schwertsik and Mahler specialists.
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 4 – Chamber version (Stein)
    • Open to the public
  • Friday, May 20, 2:00pm, Boedecker Theater: Film
    • “7” – A ballet set to Mahler’s Symphony No. 7
    • Video Interview with choreographer Martin Schläpfer
  • Saturday, May 21: Symposium, open to the public
    • Morning Session – 9:00am – C-199 – Imig Building, University of Colorado
    • Stephen Hefling, Case Western Reserve University
      • “‘Was kost’ die Welt?’ Mahler’s Enigmatic Seventh
    • Peter Davison, Artistic Consultant to The Bridgewater Hall , Manchester, UK
      • “The Seventh Symphony as a Bridge between the despairing conclusion of the Sixth and the spiritual optimism of the Eighth”
    • Kenneth Woods, Artistic Director and Conductor, MahlerFest
      • “A Conductor’s Perspective of the Seventh Symphony”
    • Lunch – Atrium Lobby, ATLAS building, University of Colorado ($15)
    • Afternoon Session – 1:00pm C-199 – Imig Building, University of Colorado
    • Anna Stoll-Knecht, University of Oxford (Jesus College), Oxford, UK
      • ” A Reinterpretation of the Finale of the Seventh Symphony”
    • Kurt Schwertsik, Composer, Vienna, Austria
      • “The Impossibility of Avoiding Mahler as a Viennese”
    • Cory Oldweiler, Author, Boulder, CO
    • Roundtable moderated by Dr. Marilyn McCoy, Columbia University
  • Saturday, May 21, 7:30 pm, Macky Auditorium:  Concert
  • Sunday, May 22, 3:30 pm, Macky Auditorium:  Concert
    • Schwertsik: Nachtmusiken, Op. 104
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 7
    • Maestro Kenneth Woods conducting the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra
    • Pre-concert Lecture by Kenneth Woods at 6:30pm on Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday
    • Tickets available online at and at the box office

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