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In 2020 it will be exactly 100 years since the first Mahler Festival was held in Amsterdam to mark the 25th anniversary of the legendary conductor Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951) as chief conductor of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO). The second Mahler Festival was held in 1995, exactly 25 years before the 2020 festival.

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08-05-2020 until 17-05-2020 (10 days):

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07-12-2018: Posters in Concertgebouw

07-12-2018 Poster Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020 in Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw.

07-12-2018 Poster Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020 in Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw.

07-12-2018 Poster Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020 in Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw.

27-11-2018: Passe-partouts received

  • Printed tickets received.

Ticket Gustav Mahler FESTIVAL Amsterdam 2020 *****

21-11-2018: Passe-partouts sold out

  • All passe-partouts sold out.

2018. AmsterdamAmsterdam Royal Concertgebouw.

20-11-2018: Passe-partouts sales

  • Passe-partouts.

19-11-2018: Mahler Foundation (co-host)

18-11-2018: Composition Rick van Veldhuizen

  • Rick van Veldhuizen (1994). Member of the 2011 Young Talent Class, Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Composition at the request of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO). The piece is still under development (11-2018). The plan is currently that it will be a kind of prelude to Mahler's Symphony No. 9. Not for the entire orchestra, but for the strings section and harp. The orchestration is like the Adagietto of Symphony No. 5, although it does not necessarily have a lot to do with it). Duration circa 8 minutes. World premiere 16-05-2020. The day of Mahler Symphony No. 9.

17-11-2018: Accommodation

15-11-2018: Theme of the festival

  • The central theme of the festival is 'Mahler’s Universe'.

Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020. 'Mahler's Universe'. 

14-11-2018: Visitors

13-11-2018: Passe-partouts sales Concertvrienden

  • Program published.
  • Passe-partouts almost sold out.
  • Passe-partout holders will receive an invitation for an exclusive reception in due course.

Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020 program.

10-11-2018: Teaser - Symphony No. 2

Symphony 2. Brass. Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) in the Amsterdam Royal ConcertgebouwDaniele Gatti (1961).

09-11-2018: Contact Festival organization

  • www.mahler-festival.nl
  • www.concertgebouw.nl
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  • Telephone: 0031 20 305 99 77

08-11-2018: Symphonies, orchestras and conductors

The first contours of the program in the Dutch evening newspaper NRC.

The first contours of the program in the evening newspaper NRC of 08-11-2018. Interview Simon Reinink - Director of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw.

13-11-2018: Passe-partouts sales Gustav Kringleden and Share holders

  • Passe-partouts.

12-09-2018: Logo Mahler Festival 2020

10-09-2018: Ticket sales announcement

Planning for the ticket sales has been announced:

  • 01-06-2019: Start sales tickets main hall and small all concerts. Start single ticket sales for all concerts.
  • 26-02-2019: Start sales tickets main hall and small via serial sales. Select your own concerts series.
  • 20-11-2018: Start sales passe-partouts main hall. Order your passe-partout ticket for all Mahler symphonies.
  • 13-11-2018: Start sales passe-partouts main hall Concertvrienden and Gustav Mahler Stichting Nederland. Detailed concert information online.
  • 06-11-2018: Start sales passe-partouts main hall Kringleden and Share holders.
  • 10-09-2018: Preludium September 2018:

  • 20-08-2018: More information expected in September 2018. 
  • 26-05-2018: No new information.
  • 06-02-2018: No further details available yet from the Dutch Mahler Society.
  • 19-12-2017: Release of The Mahler Festival - Official website: In the upcoming months, more information on the Mahler Festival will be added to this website.
  • 30-10-2017: No new information.
  • 23-03-2017: The date the ticket sale starts, has yet to be announced. Follow this page to stay up to date with the latest developments.

01-09-2018: Line-up

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) and the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) have been added to the line-up.

27-04-2018: Mahler Foundation and Mahler's Universe

The Mahler Foundation will use this special occasion to partner with the Concertgebouw to launch a special program to indicate its future mission and projects. Mahler Foundation is working in partnership with Het Concertgebouw in its capacity as the organisers of Mahler Festival 2020. This international cultural event, marking the 100th anniversary of the first-ever celebration of the composer in Amsterdam in 1920, is entitled ‘Mahler’s Universe’ and will feature performances of all of Mahler’s works by some of the world’s foremost orchestras and singers.

Mahler Foundation will contribute a series of events to augment the impact and reach of these concerts allowing us to highlight Gustav Mahler’s profoundly perceptive and generous view of life and art:

  1. Co-commissioning works by contemporary composers to be premiered alongside Mahler’s symphonies;
  2. Hosting a film festival highlighting Mahler’s life and works in many different ways;
  3. Organising a tree-planting ceremony for children choristers participating in the Festival;
  4. Contributing to pre-concert and intermission talks and presentations;
  5. Curating and producing a photo exhibition based on the Mahler Family albums;
  6. Presenting a 2-day symposium by the Gustav Mahler Forum exploring issues crucial to Mahler’s personal sensibilities and concerns, including the environment, cultural identity, and religion;
  7. Premiering the presentation of the first-ever Mahler Award, an international honour recognising an individual or organisation that demonstrates exceptional achievement and embodies the Mahler Foundation’s aims and areas of concern; contemporary art, youth culture, and the environment.

10-03-2018: Teaser  - Symphony No. 1

Symphony 1. Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) in the Amsterdam Royal ConcertgebouwHarding, Daniel (1975).

19-12-2017: Release official website

The Mahler Festival will be held in May 2020. This will be The Royal Concertgebouw’s third grand homage to the world-renowned composer. In 2020 it will be exactly 100 years since the first Mahler Festival was held in Amsterdam to mark the 25th anniversary of the legendary conductor Willem Mengelberg as chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The second Mahler Festival was held in 1995, exactly 25 years before the 2020 festival.

Four major international orchestras

The Mahler Festival in May 2020 will include performances of all of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies played by four major international orchestras, all of which Gustav Mahler himself conducted. These are: the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In addition, an expansive range of vocal repertoire and chamber music will be heard in The Concertgebouw. A prominent place will be given to education, and use will be made of the concert hall’s livestream possibilities which will ensure that the Mahler Festival can be shared with a broad, international audience. Other cultural institutions in Amsterdam will contribute to the festival through several events and exhibitions.

In the upcoming months, more information on the Mahler Festival will be added to The Concertgebouw's website.

23-02-2017: Festival page Gustav-Mahler.eu

Amsterdam. Royal Concertgebouw.

02-02-2017: Ticket sales

November 2018.

00-11-2016: Article in the programme guide 'Preludium' of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO)

Photo: Matthew VanBesien (director New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO)), Jaap van Zweden (1960) and Simon Reinink (director Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO))

Translated from Dutch: Official publication in New York about the opening of the Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020 by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) with Symphony No. 1. This is the first performance of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) led by its new chief conductor Jaap van Zweden (1960) in Amsterdam and the first concert of the Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020. Jaap van Zweden (1960) is very enhousiast: "Gustav Mahler, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) and the Royal Concertgebouwl, and all that in my hometown!".

Through livestream the Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020 will be shared with a broad (international) audience.

09-09-2016: New York Philharmonic And Jaap van Zweden To Open Mahler Festival 2020 in Amsterdam

by BWW News Desk Sep. 9, 2016  

The New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden, who becomes Music Director in 2018, will open the Mahler Festival in Amsterdam in May 2020, presented by The Royal Concertgebouw. The New York Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in the opening concert of the festival in the Concertgebouw. The appearance will be part of the Orchestra's first European tour with Mr. van Zweden in spring 2020, the first in the Netherlands under the new Music Director, and the first performance at the Concertgebouw's Mahler Festival.

The Mahler Festival will be held May 6-May 20, 2020. This will be the Concertgebouw's third grand homage to the world-renowned composer. In 2020 it will be exactly 100 years since the first Mahler Festival was held in Amsterdam to mark the 25th anniversary of the legendary conductor Willem Mengelberg as chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The second Mahler Festival was held in 1995, exactly 25 years before the 2020 festival. The New York Philharmonic enjoys a special connection with both Mahler and Mengelberg, who both served as Music Directors. Mahler conducted several of his own works with the Philharmonic, including the U.S. Premiere of his Symphony No. 1 in 1909.

Royal Concertgebouw and New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO).

The Mahler Festival 2020 will include performances of all of Gustav Mahler's symphonies played by four major international orchestras, all of which Gustav Mahler himself conducted and which will be heard together in Amsterdam for the first time. These are: the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In addition, an expansive vocal repertoire and chamber music will be heard in The Concertgebouw. A prominent place will be given to education, and use will be made of the concert hall's livestream possibilities which will ensure that the Mahler Festival can be shared with a broad, international audience.

"Mahler, the New York Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw - all in my hometown! What an absolute honor and joy it will be for me to share all of this when the New York Philharmonic and I have the privilege of opening the great Mahler Festival in 2020," said Jaap van Zweden. "It will be 25 years since I played in this Festival as concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and, now in 2020, I am thrilled to be bringing the New York Philharmonic to the Festival for the first time."

"The Concertgebouw is very much looking forward to welcoming the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden at the Mahler Festival 2020," said Simon Reinink, General Manager of The Concertgebouw. "Not only because that orchestra was once conducted by Mahler, but also because it emphasizes the longstanding relationship between the orchestra and The Concertgebouw and - of course - between New York and Amsterdam."

"We can't think of a more fitting performance for Jaap van Zweden's first Europe tour with the Philharmonic than to perform in his hometown, honoring Mahler, who was such an influential figure in the history of this great Orchestra," said Matthew VanBesien, President of the New York Philharmonic. "We are tremendously excited to be coming to Amsterdam with Jaap, and thank our colleagues at The Concertgebouw for this opportunity."

Amsterdam/New York City Art and Culture Mission: The Concertgebouw is participating in the first-ever Amsterdam Art and Culture Mission to New York City, September 7-11, 2016, under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren. The mission, in which more than 60 art institutions are participating, is aimed at creating bonds between organizations, artists, and the two cities. After all, collaboration between institutions has a direct effect on what there is to see and do in the city and its surroundings. In addition to the artistic and economic value of art and culture, the social significance for the cities is also high on the agenda. Here, too, Amsterdam and New York can learn from each other.

About The Royal Concertgebouw

The Royal Concertgebouw is considered one of the most important concert halls in the world because of its unparalleled acoustics and wide range of high-level programming. The concert hall has a great tradition for legendary concerts by musical greats. With more than 900 activities (of which almost 80% are concerts), more than 700,000 concertgoers, educational projects, and private events annually, The Concertgebouw is one of the most visited concert halls in the world. The Concertgebouw Café also attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually. Since its founding, The Concertgebouw has been a privately funded art institution with a rich tradition in the field of (concert) sponsorship and fundraising. Approximately 5% of its income comes from subsidies. A special contribution from the BankGiro Lottery is enabling The Concertgebouw to realize its ambitions in the field of sustainability. For more information: www.concertgebouw.nl/en

12-09-2016: Jaap van Zweden (1960) opens Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020.

Amsterdam. Article in NRC Handelsblad (daily evening newspaper), section premiere, Monday 12-09-2016 (translation from Dutch):

New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO)Jaap van Zweden (1960) opens Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020.

Translated from Dutch: In May 2020 the NYPO will open the Mahler Festival in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Conductor Jaap van Zweden, who joins the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) as its new chief-conductor in 2018, will start with Mahlers' Symphony No. 1. It is the first concert by the NYPO in the Netherlands with the new chief-conductor. The Mahler Festival will take place between May 6, 2020 (06-05-2020) and May 20, 2020 (20-05-2020), 100 years after the first Mahler Festival, which was held in 1920 to celebrate the 25th conducting anniversary of Willem Mengelberg. In 1995 was a second Mahler Festival. The third festival will be very extensive, with all Mahler symphonys played by the orchestra's who were all conducted by Mahler: NYPO, VPO, BPO and the RCO. It is the first time in history there orchestras can be heard together in Amsterdam. (NRC)

Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO).

12-02-2016: Participation of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO)

Amsterdam. Jaap van Zweden (1960) confirms on Dutch television he and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) will be part of the Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020.

06-05-2014: Press release Mahler Festival 2020 in Amsterdam, first indication about the upcoming festival (2014)

2014. Amsterdam. Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 2020. Press release.

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