Gustav Mahler has touched untold lives through his music. Mahler Foundation’s mission is to channel this awareness – The Mahler Effect, as we call it – into a force for positive change by supporting projects that draw upon the transformative power of Gustav Mahler’s legacy. To that end, we are exploring ways of bringing the Mahler Effect into the 21st century and beyond, making Mahler’s works and perspective on life relevant to our time.
Our initial undertaking is a 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 in the spirit of our mission:
We are excited by the many possibilities this cooperation offers us in bringing Gustav Mahler to the world, not only in his musical accomplishment but also in his profoundly perceptive and generous view of life and art.