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For more than thirty years, the Society has presented many and various programs. Under Jack Diether’s presidency, from 1977 to 1987, there were annual chamber concerts of song, piano transcriptions and other arrangements, including some premieres (tapes of the concerts from 1977 to 1984 are part of the Jack Diether collection and may be heard at the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center; ). Lectures by renowned Mahler authorities Henry-Louis de La Grange and Donald Mitchell enlightened members.


Since 1987, the Society has presented many more lectures, concerts, video presentations, and has visited the archives of the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall and the Morgan Library for private viewings of manuscripts, annotated scores, and letters. Lectures have been presented on musical history, biography and interpretation, and a series on each of Mahler’s works. Speakers have included Society President Lewis M. Smoley, David Aldeborgh, Charles Zachary Bornstein, Leon Botstein, Jerry Bruck, Uri Caine, William Carragan, Riccardo Chailly, Sedgwick Clarke, Glen Cortese,  Stephen Hefling, David Hurwitz, Michael Jameson, Joel Lazar, Norman Lebrecht, Yoon Jae Lee, Andrew Litton, Marilyn McCoy, Thomas Oliemans, Dennis Rooney, Thomas Sanderling, Sybille Werner, Mark Wigglesworth, Benjamin Zander; as well as the late Jonathan Carr, Harold Farberman, Stuart Feder, Susan Filler,past GMSNY president Gerald S. Fox, Henry-Louis de La Grange, Gilbert Kaplan, and Ted Reilly.


Suggestions for speakers, programs or activities are welcome. Please contact the Society by letter or via email: 

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Event Date: -10-2019
Title: BU Tanglewood Institute: Mahler First
Location: Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
Description: Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, led by Paul Haas, will perform Mahler's First Symphony, at 1:30pm on Saturday, August 10, at Ozawa Hall.

Event Date: -18-2019
Title: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra: Mahler Fourth
Location: Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
Description: The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, led by Giancarlo Guerrero, will perform Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Sunday, August 18, at 8:00pm at Ozawa Hall.

Event Date: Oct-04-2019
Title: Cleveland Orchestra performs Mahler Fifth
Location: Carnegie Hall, NYC

The Clevelend Orchestra, led by Franz Welser-Most, performs Mahler's Fifth Symphony.


Event Date: Oct-10-2019
Title: Mahler Second at Carnegie Hall
Location: Carnegie Hall, NYC
On Thursday, October 10 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, the Athens Philharmonic will be making their American debut under their music director Yiannis Hadjiloizou.   

The concert features Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”   

Event Date: Oct-17-2019
Title: Philadelphia Orchestra peforms Mahler Fifth
Location: Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Description: Performances of Mahler's Fifth Symphony will take place on Oct 17, 18 and 19 at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.  The  Philadelphia Orchestra will be led by Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Event Date: Oct-29-2019
Title: All-Mahler Song Recital
Location: Alice Tully Hall, NYC
Description: Baritone Christian Gerharer and pianist Gerold Huber perform an all-Mahler program: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; and Kinderotenlieder.

Event Date: Nov-09-2019
Title: GMSNY presents
Location: Columbia University, NYC

The Gustav Mahler Society of New York, with generous support from the Kaplan Foundation, will hold a day-long symposium, followed by a concert performance, on the topic of “Mahler in New York”.  Participants (subject to change) include: Thomas Hampson; Barbara Haws; Stephen Hefling; Anna Knecht; Yoon Jae Lee; Marilyn McCoy; Vera Micznik; Eveline Nikkels; Morten Solvik; Jason Starr; Sybille Werner; Benjamin Zander.

The symposium will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Columbia University, from 9:30 to 6pm, followed by the concert at 8pm.  Light breakfast, lunch and supper will be available.

Admission to the symposium will be free; however, seating is limited and reservations are required.  Reserve your seat(s) now at:

Updates will be released periodically.

Event Date: Nov-14-2019
Title: Boston Symphony performs Mahler Fourth
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Description: On November 14, 15 and 16, the Boston Symphony, led by Andris Nelsons, will perform Mahler's Fourth Symphony.

Event Date: Nov-18-2019
Title: Boston Symphony and Mahler Fourth
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Description: On November 18, the Boston Symphony, led by Andris Nelsons, will perform Mahler's Fourth Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Event Date: Nov-24-2019
Title: Zander and Symphony No. 1
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Description: Benjamin Zander leads his Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, at Symphony Hall in Boston.


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