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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: 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-08-2019
Title: New Mahler Films by Jason Starr
Location: NYIT Auditorium, New York

The Gustav Mahler Society of New York presents the New York premieres of Jason Starr's two new films about Mahler: On Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer; and Mahler's Titan: The Romance, Death and Triumph of a Young Musician. Screening begins at 7:30 pm at the NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway (at 62nd St.).

Tickets may be purchased via

$10 for general public. No tickets will be sold at the door. 

Event Date: Nov-09-2019
Title: Mahler in New York symposium
Location: Columbia University, NYC

The Gustav Mahler Society of New York, with generous support from the Kaplan Foundation and Columbia University, 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 Stoll-Knecht; 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 9:15 to 6pm, followed by the concert at 8pm.  Light breakfast and coffee will be available.

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


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.

Event Date: Jan-23-2020
Title: New York Philharmonic performs Das Lied von der Erde
Location: David Geffen Hall, New York
Description: Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the New York Philharmonic in performances of Das Lied von der Erde on January 23, 24 and 25.  Michelle deYoung, mezzo-soprano, and Simon O'Neill, tenor, are the soloists.

Event Date: Feb-08-2020
Title: Buffalo Philharmonic and Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
Description: On February 8 and 9, JoAnn Falletta will conduct the Buffalo Philharmonic in performance of the Adagio from Mahler's Tenth Symphony.

Event Date: Feb-20-2020
Title: National Symphony performs Mahler fifth
Location: Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Description: On February 20, 21 and 22, Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the National Symphony in performances of Mahler's Fifth Symphony.

Event Date: Feb-22-2020
Title: Film: Gustav Mahler: Anatomy of a Genius
Location: Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC

Gustav Mahler: Anatomy of a Genius, 

Film directed by Andy Sommer, 2011. 


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