The Leipzig Gewandhaus will host their own Mahler Cycle in May of 2021 “in the city where Mahler became Mahler” and the city that has been at the heart of classical music history for the past 500 years. We have secured a block of top price tickets for the complete cycle and will stay at the 4* Radisson Augustsplatz which is directly opposite the concert hall.
UPDATE 5th AUGUST - WE HAVE MANAGED TO GET SIX EXTRA SUBSCRIPTIONS SO SIX PLACES REMAINING
The orchestras and conductors include Andris Nelsons leading the Gewandhausorchester in Symphonies 2 & 8; Sir Simon Rattle with LSO (6th Symphony); Fabio Luisi & Royal Concertgebouw (5th Symphony); Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic (4th Symphony & Das Lied von der Erde); Daniel Harding & Vienna Philharmonic (1st Symphony & Rückert Leider); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (3rd Symphony); Sir Antonio Pappano & Staatskapelle Dresden (7th Symphony); Kirill Petrenko & Berlin Philharmonic (9th Symphony); Danielle Gatti & Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (10th Symphony); Markus Stenz & MDR Symphony Orchestra (Todtenfeier, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen & Das klagende Lied).
Thanks to the commitment of Gewandhaus kapellmeister Arthur Nikisch, the Gewandhaus orchester devoted itself increasingly to Mahler's symphonic oeuvre towards the end of the 19th century. During Riccardo Chailly's tenure, Leipzig's significance in Mahler's development as a composer became ingrained in the consciousness of the international music world, and the reputation of the Gewandhausorchester cemented as one of the world's leading Mahler orchestras.
Gustav Mahler's two-year tenure as Second Kapellmeister at Leipzig's opera house (1886-1888) was his first appointment in a major musical metropolis. Here he was to conduct almost 200 opera performances with the Gewandhausorchester, allowing him the opportunity to engage intensively with the sonic dimensions afforded by one of the world's greatest orchestras.
The 11 night holiday will be fully escorted throughout and will include flights from the UK, breakfast each, a welcome dinner, farewell Gala Dinner, six pre-concert meals, one post-concert supper, two lunch/brunches (wines & drinks included), a programme of sightseeing in and around Leipzig as well as four excursions outside of the city including Dresden, Halle, Weimar & Wittenberg.
You can secure your place now with a Deposit of just £500 (refundable until November 2020). The second payment £1500 (ticket subscription) is due by 30th November 2020, non-refundable (unless of course the Festival is cancelled). The final balance for the holiday will be due by 13th March 2021
Flights with Lufthansa (via Munich) are included from Manchester, Heathrow & Birmingham. Other departure points are available on request. If you prefer to make your own arrangements you may deduct £300 from the above costs and we will meet you at the hotel on the 13th.
To receive the complete day to day itinerary and inclusions please call our office on 0800 678 5747 (UK) or 800 213 1104 (US) or you can download the factsheet.
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