Through our support of projects in the contemporary arts, environment and music education, we hope to foster community, refresh our awareness of nature as the inspiration for creativity and speak to humanity’s common purposes.
We are fundraising to enable projects that deserve all of our support
Gustav Mahler has touched untold lives through his works, communicating in his songs and symphonies life's joys and calamities and inspiring a deeply moving vision of the human condition. Mahler Foundation's mission is to channel this profound awareness - the "Mahler Effect" - into a force for positive change by creating, inspiring and supporting projects that draw upon, exemplify and further the transformative power of Gustav Mahler's legacy. Mahler Foundation was founded by Marina Mahler, whose vision and generosity is a response to her life experience as Gustav Mahler's granddaughter.
Mahler Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose affairs are governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Martin Campbell-White, and whose members contribute expertise in musicology, arts management, finance, law and nonprofit organizational effectiveness. Mahler Foundation's mission is supported by Honorary Members including conductors of major orchestras, and Advisory Members who are leaders in the arts.
Mahler famously said that "But now imagine such a large work in which the whole world is actually reflected – one is, so to speak, oneself merely an instrument upon which the universe plays."The instrument upon which the universe plays today is you.
Become a "producer" of a film on Mahler's First Symphony, to be shown at the Concertgebouw Hall at "Mahler's Universe," in May 2020
Please enjoy the video message from Marina Mahler below and join our global crowdfunding effort to fund a film on Mahler's First Symphony to be shown in the Concert Hall during the Concertgebouw's May 2020 Mahler Festival. This Symphony is perhaps the most loved of all Mahler's compositions, it takes us on a journey through the splendor of nature, the vigor of youth, mortal despair, and ultimate triumph. We ask for your support to bring this film not only to the Festival audience, but through our educational and technological outreach, and our network of global Mahler Societies from Mexico to China, to millions for whom a visit to a major concert hall and festival is but a dream.
If you have been profoundly moved by Mahler's music, help us pay it forward. Who knows, one of the young people first experiencing Mahler through this film might just turn out to be this century's own Mahler for the next!
Our goal is to raise $75,000 by November 30, 2019. Please enjoy Marina's Mahler's inspiring words on the importance of the First Symphony in the accompanying video, then, please consider making a generous gift in support of this film.
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