MahlerFest Founder and Artistic Director Robert Olson Will Conduct Mahler’s 9th at Farewell Concert

After twenty-­eight years as Artistic Director of the music festival he founded, Maestro Robert Olson will relinquish the baton at the end of the upcoming MahlerFest XXVIII, in May, 2015, with a farewell performance of Mahler’s last completed work, his Symphony No. 9 in D. Since 1988, MahlerFest has been dedicated to the life, music, […]

Robert Olson Rehearsing Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 for MahlerFest XXVII – May 2014

Robert Olson prepares the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra for the festival week Main Events, two performances of Mahler’s 6th Symphony and Mahler’s 5 Ruckert Lieder.  May 17 and 18, 2014.   For more information visit mahlerfest.org.  Follow us on Twitter @co_mahlerfest  

MahlerFest will present Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 and Five Ruckert Lieder

“My Sixth will present riddles that are approachable only by a generation which has absorbed and digested my first five.” – Gustav Mahler writing to biographer Richard Specht, c. 1904 We don’t really know what Mahler was referring to, but the audience is presented with a plethora of persistent riddles when contemplating and experiencing the […]

Beethoven 9th featuring MahlerFest soloists.

At a “CU Presents” concert on May 1st at 7:30, MahlerFest soloist Julie Simson and Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in d, Op. 125.  Also on the program is the Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80.  Details at http://www.cupresents.org/events/beethovens-ninth-symphony