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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,  Harold Farberman,  Stephen Hefling, David Hurwitz, Michael Jameson, Joel Lazar, Norman Lebrecht, Yoon Jae Lee, Andrew Litton, Marilyn McCoy, Dennis Rooney, Thomas Sanderling, Sybille Werner, Mark Wigglesworth, Benjamin Zander; the late Jonathan Carr, 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: -13-2018
Title: Houston Symphony performs Symphony No. 2
Location: Jones Hall, Houston, TX
Description: The Houston Symphony performs Mahler's Symphony No. 2, conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada, on September 13, 15, 16m.

Event Date: Oct-01-2018
Title: The Mahler Question: Moving Sounds Festival 2018
Location: Austrian Cultural Forum, 11East 52nd St., NYC
On October 1 - 4, 2018, Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Argento New Music Project present The Moving Sounds Festival 2018. This year's festival explores the enormous influence of Gustav Mahler on contemporary music and culture. The performances are free and take place in New York City at the Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd st.), St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue) and on the Music Monday's concert series, held at Advent Lutheran Church (2504 Broadway).
The 2018 edition of The Moving Sounds Festival explores the enormous influence of Gustav Mahler on contemporary music and culture. It features four programs of works inspired by Mahler,  as well as a panel discussion with Marilyn McCoy (Columbia University) and Thomas Schafer (Darmstadt Festival for Contemporary Music).  Aspects of Gustav and Alma Mahler's relationship are creatively explored by composers Patricia Alessandrini, Meaghan Burke, and Bernd Klug. Mahler's 9th symphony inspired three key compositions by Taylor Brook and Oliver Schneller. Composers Jesse Jones and Gerhard Krammer respond to vocal works by Mahler, while pianist/composer Elisabeth Harnick performs a 30-minute improvisation inspired by Mahler's 1st Symphony. The Argento New Music Project, which will perform all ensemble works in the festival, interprets a new 2-movement version of Mahler's 10th symphony. Complete program details are below.
Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Argento New Music Project presents:

"The Mahler Question"

Free Admission, reservations required or (212) 319 5300
Monday, October 1, 7:30 pm | Moving Sounds 2018 Opening Concert
Music Mondays - Advent Lutheran Church
2504 Broadway, NYC
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante - "Trinklied" from Das Lied von der Erde 
Taylor Brook - Arrhythmia - expanded  version                            
Jesse Jones - Threshold
Alma Mahler - drei lieder
Patricia Alessandrini - hommage à Alma Mahler * preview performance
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante  Symphony 10: Adagio and Scherzo/Finale
Tuesday, October 2, 8:00 pm | Emerging Austrians
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd St., NYC

Elisabeth Harnik - Kugelstein  II
Bernd Klug and Meaghan Burke - New Work
Manuela Meier - What you see, it is
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm | The Mahler Discussions
North of History Gallery
445 Columbus Ave at W 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
Columbia University lecturer Marilyn McCoy, author of "Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music: Musical Time and Modernism," and Thomas Schäfer, the director of the Darmstadt Festival for Contemporary Music and author of "The model case of Mahler: compositional reception in contemporary music", join festival composers Elisabeth Harnik, Patricia Alessandrini, Oliver Schneller, Taylor Brook, Meaghan Burke and Bernd Klug in discussion.
Thursday, October 4, 1:00 pm | Lunchtime Concert
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave., NYC
Oliver Schneller - Clair-obscur
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante - Das irdischen Leben
Purgatorio from Symphony #10
selections from Rückert Lieder
Gerhard Krammer - selections from Rückert Lieder
Patricia Alessandrini - hommage à Alma Mahler * preview performance
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm | Mahler and Space
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave., NYC
Oliver Schneller - Clair-obscur
Matthew Ricketts - after nine
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante - Das irdischen Leben
Purgatorio from Symphony #10
Elisabeth Harnik - new work for flute and piano

Event Date: Oct-04-2018
Title: Toronto Symphony: Mahler Fifth
Location: Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Description: The Toronto Symphony, under Han-Na Chang, performs Mahler's Fifth Symphony on October 4.

Event Date: Oct-04-2018
Title: Cleveland Orchestra performs Mahler Second
Location: Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH
Description: The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Franz Welser-Most, performs Mahler's Second Symphony, on October 4, 5 and 6.

Event Date: Oct-11-2018
Title: Chicago Symphony: Third Symphony
Location: Symphony Center, Chicago, IL
Description: The Chicago Symphony, conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada, performs Mahler's Third Symphony on October 11, 12m, 13 and 14m.

Event Date: Oct-14-2018
Title: "Das Lied von der Erde"
Location: Zankel Hall, NYC
Description: The world premiere of Marco Tutino's arrangement of "Das Lied von der Erde", with tenor Gustavo Jimenez; alto Lara Nie, and conductor Stefano Seghedoni.  Sunday, October 14 at 2:30pm at Zankel Hall.

Event Date: Oct-22-2018
Title: Mariinsky Orchestra: Symphony No. 5
Location: Davies Hall, San Francisco, CA.
Description: The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performs Mahler's Symphony Fifth Symphony.

Event Date: Oct-25-2018
Title: Boston Symphony: Symphony No. 2
Location: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Description: The Boston Symphony, conducted by Andris Nelsons, performs Mahler's Second Symphony, on October 25, 26m, 27 and 30.

Event Date: Oct-28-2018
Title: Czech Philharmonic: Symphony No. 2
Location: Carnegie Hall, NYC
Description: The Czech Philharmonic, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, performs Mahler's Second Symphony.

Event Date: Nov-01-2018
Title: GMSNY presents "Das Lied von der Erde" in recital
Location: National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., NYC
GMSNY presents Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) in a Piano Edition by the Composer for Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, and Piano, performed by:

Alexandra von Roepke, Mezzosoprano
Peter Furlong, Tenor
Christian Kälberer, Piano
Full details and ticket information will be announced in early September. 


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