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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.

In November 2019, the Society, with generous support from the Kaplan Foundation and Columbia University, held a day-long symposium on the topic of “Mahler in New York”.  Participants included: Thomas Hampson; Barbara Haws; Stephen Hefling; Anna Stoll-Knecht; Marilyn McCoy; Vera Micznik; Eveline Nikkels; Morten Solvik; Jason Starr; Sybille Werner; and Benjamin Zander. An evening recital, with artists from the Brooklyn Art Song Society, followed.


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

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Event Date: Mar-12-2020
Title: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Third
Location: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Description: Marin Alsop leads performance of Mahler's Third Symphony on March 12, 13 and 14.

Event Date: Mar-18-2020
Title: San Francisco Symphony: Mahler Sixth
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Description: Michael Tilson-Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in a performance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony.

Event Date: Apr-03-2020
Title: Tucson Symphony performs Mahler Second
Location: Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ
Description: The Tucson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its musical director Jose Luis Gomez, performs Mahler's Second Symphony on April 3 and 5. 

Event Date: Apr-07-2020
Title: Mahler Play "Love, Genius and a Walk"
Location: London, UK

Gay Walley's play about Mahler and Freud, entitled "Love, Genius and a Walk", which was commissioned by GMSNY and performed at the Midtown International Festival in New York in 2013, is now being produced in London.

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Event Date: Apr-09-2020
Title: Chicago Symphony performs Mahler Sixth
Location: Symphony Hall, Chicago
Description: Jaap van Zweden leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Mahler's Sixth Symphony on April 9, 10 and 11.

Event Date: Apr-15-2020
Title: NY Philharmonic performs Mahler First
Location: David Geffen Hall, New York
Description: Mahler's First Symphony, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden, will take place on April 15, 16, 18 and 21.

Event Date: Apr-23-2020
Title: New York Philharmonic performs Mahler Second
Location: David Geffen Hall, New York
Description: Mahler's Second Symphony will be peformed by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, on April 23, 24 and 25.

Event Date: Apr-24-2020
Title: Boston Philharmonic performs Mahler Third
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston
Description: Benjamin Zander conducts the Boston Philharmonic in a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony on April 24.

Event Date: Apr-30-2020
Title: Baltimore Symphony performs Mahler Fourth
Location: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Description: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's Fourth Symphony, conducted by Marin Alsop, on April 30, and May 1, 2 and 3. 

Event Date: May-04-2020
Title: London Symphony performs Mahler Fourth
Location: David Geffen Hall, New York
Description: The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle, performs Mahler's Fourth Symphony.


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