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.
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 morning, three lunches, four dinners, 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 Registration Fee of just £250 (refundable until January 2020). Final costs and itinerary will be published February 2020 (once we know the final effects of Brexit on the Pound) but we expect them to be around £3300 per person sharing a twin or double room and £3800 for double sole use.
To secure your place please call Stacey Friend on 0800 678 5747 (UK) or 800 213 1104 (US).