Gustav Mahler has touched untold lives through his music, communicating in his songs and symphonies the joys and calamities of simply being alive and inspiring a deeply moving vision of the human condition. Many of us have somehow been transformed by this experience.

As we’ve hurtled more than 1/6th of the way through the 21st century, we are now able to perceive the challenges that will confront our civilization for successive generations. And we are also able to perceive how Mahler’s music, vision and innovative spirit can unite us to ‘…rebuild the broken spiritual bridges between the peoples.’

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.

Gustav Mahler felt an inner need to render life and humanity’s search for meaning and our shared destiny in his musical works, and now, in the 21st century, we wish to promote and give voice to this inner need through our projects.

We believe that art illuminates our essence and as such can serve as a vehicle for improving life, that awakening the imagination engenders compassion.

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.” 

Gustav Mahler