A monthly streaming event that brings you the personalities, places, and projects happening right now in the Mahler community around the world.

We explore the composer, the thinker, and the humanist Gustav Mahler not only in his life and works but also in how his legacy still informs essential aspects of the human experience and how we can turn that experience into a force for the good in today’s world.

Mahler Hour has become a benchmark for those who wish to expand their knowledge about Gustav Mahler and further explore all details surrounding his life and music.

This project is being hosted and produced by our Vice President, Morten Solvik.

The Mahler Hour – Mahler and Performance Practice

Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at 16:00 CET Program When we think of Mahler’s orchestral works, we naturally recall hearing them on recordings and in concert halls, performances that bring us the sounding realization of these scores. But, aside from questions ...

The Mahler Hour -Family Portraits: Robert(o) Mahler

Saturday, January 27th, 2024 | 16:00 CET Program With this program we start yet another series of Mahler Hour programs, this one dedicated to portraits of the Mahler family: looking more closely at some of the relatives of the great ...

The Mahler Hour- Mahler and Beethoven

Saturday, December 16, 2023 Program On this program we marked Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday on the 16 th of December with a show dedicated to Mahler and the great composer from Bonn who made his home and career in his ...

The Mahler Hour – The Mahler Foundation Festival Orchestra in China

Saturday, October 14th, 2023 Program The Beijing Music Festival is a major cultural event in China, bringing together the finest musicians in the country to celebrate music in many forms. Foreign musicians are also invited and this year the honor ...

The Bamberg Mahler Competition 2023

Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 16:00 CEST Program One of the most coveted prizes in the world of conducting is the Bamberg Mahler Competition. This esteemed event has helped launch the rise of conductors like Kahchun Wong, Lahav Shani, and ...

Mahler Forum: The Power of Wonder

Friday, July 7, 2023 Guests
  • Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Co-Founder of Mahler Forum, Professor of Fine Arts, Vienna
  • Ingi Kim, Composer
  • Sarah Rinderer, Author
  • Alja Klemenc, Conductor
One of the prime aims of Mahler Foundation is to extend thinking about the composer beyond the merely musical ...

Leipzig Celebrates Mahler

Thursday, May 18th, 2023 Leipzig, the famed musical city of Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and ...

Meine Seele: The Songs of Alma Mahler

Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Elise Caluwaerts, Soprano
  • Marianna Shirinyan, Pianist
Alma Maria Schindler grew up among the artistic elite in late 19th-century Vienna. Her father was a famous painter, her mother a singer. The leading lights of the Secession, theater directors, ...

Arranging Mahler

Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • John Warner, founder and director of Orchestra for the Earth
  • Benjamin Garzia, founder and director of Mahlerian Camerata
As we explored in a recent episode, Gustav Mahler is becoming more and more of a popular icon. In ...

Mahler in the Andes

Saturday, January 21st, 2023
  • Alejandra Urrutia - Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor of the Portillo Academy and Festival
  • American String Quartet
  • Patricio Sabaté - Baritone
The Portillo Festival is back, this year with a performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der ...

Mahler in Popular Media

Saturday, November 26, 2022 Gustav Mahler famously tapped into the popular culture of his day to render waltzes, marches, dirges, and other tropes of ...

A Visit to the La Grange Archive in Paris

Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Gabriela Elgarrista, Documentalist, Research and Cultural Mediation Officer Bibliothèque musicale La Grange - Fleuret
  • Vincent Mouret, Vice President - Bibliothèque musicale La Grange - Fleuret
  • Anna Stoll-Knecht, Musicologist, Research Associate - Bibliothèque musicale La Grange - Fleuret
  • Benjamin Garzia, Research ...

Mahler’s Endings

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Lew Smoley, President, The Gustav Mahler Society New York
  • Lawrence F. Bernstein, Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Pennsylvania
Every May we shift the normal Saturday timeslot of The Mahler Hour to commemorate Mahler’s passing on May ...


Thursday, July 7th, 2022
  • Alejandra Urrutia, Conductor and Violinist
  • Marina Mahler, Founder and President, Mahler Foundation
Every July we shift the normal Saturday timeslot of The Mahler Hour to commemorate Mahler’s birthday on July 7, 1860. On July 2022 the broadcast ...

Oksana Lyniv and Ukraine

Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Oksana Lyniv, Conductor, General Music Director, Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Alexandra Saitseva, Director, Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Dmytro Cherepov, Violinist, Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Marina Mahler, Founder and President, Mahler Foundation
The tragedy unfolding in Ukraine demands ...

Natalie Bauer-Lechner: Mahler’s Confidante

Saturday, March 26, 2022 Natalie Bauer-Lechner is remembered in the Mahler world as a close family friend for a period of almost 10 years who kept a detailed journal documenting her conversations with the great composer ...

Four Perspectives on Mahler’s Second

Saturday, February 12th, 2022 Mahler’s Second Symphony is a work that continues to fascinate audiences, performers, and ...

Alma and Gustav’s Letters

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
  • Stephen McClatchie - Musicologist, Professor, Huron University College
  • Brian McMillan - Director, Music Library, University of Western Ontario
  • Francisco Bricio – Vice Chairman, Mahler Foundation
Personal letters are a window into the private lives and thoughts of ...

An Around-the-World Performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
  • Mark Strachan, founder of the Choir of the Earth
  • John Warner, Founder and Conductor of Orchestra for the Earth
  • Brenda Pruitt, Chorister
  • Ellie Blamires, Flutist
  • Arturo Gómez Poulat, Executive Director of Sociedad Mahler
Imagine Mahler’s Eighth Symphony performed by musicians around ...

Exploring the World of Wunderhorn

Saturday, October 16th, 2021
  • Renate Stark-Voit
  • Thomas Hampson
This show will be dedicated to Mahler’s enchanting songs from the folk poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn, we will explore why Mahler loved these texts, where they came from and what they inspired ...

Meet the Mahler Foundation

Saturday, September 4, 2021
  • Mahler's Foundation Board
We kick off the second season of live webcasts with an inside look at Mahler Foundation: what we do, who is involved, and what drives our mission. Meet the members of ...

Live from Steinbach!

July 7th, 2021
  • Steinbach am Attersee
This special edition of The Mahler Hour kicks off our second season of the show and celebrates Mahler’s 161st birthday! We will be streaming live from Steinbach am Attersee, where Mahler finished his Second ...

I Remember Alma

April 10th, 2021
  • Marina Mahler, Alma’s granddaughter
  • Nuria Nono Schoenberg, daughter of Arnold Schoenberg
  • Paul Lester, Alma’s godson
  • Walter Arlen, composer and music journalist, another member of the Austrian ex-patriate community in California.
This edition of The Mahler Hour starts a new series of ...

Friends, Festivals, and the Future

May 18th, 2021
  • Simon Reinink, Director of Het Concertgebouw and the Amsterdam Gustav Mahler Festival;
  • Monique Veaute, Director of the Spoleto Festival and her plans for a program in the spirit of The Song of the Earth;
  • Maestro Long Yu, Chairman ...

Mahler in Spoleto

March 6th, 2021
  • Guy Robertson - Curator and Co-Director
  • Rachael Allen - Poet
  • James Cave - Composer
  • Brian O. Kepher - Conductor and Composer
This edition of The Mahler Hour will focus on “Mahler in Spoleto,” more specifically the Mahler & LeWitt Studios, ...

What do we know about Mahler?

February 6, 2021
  • Srimal Weerasinghe and Vidhurinda Samareweera - Gustav Mahler Society of Colombo
  • Anna Stoll Knecht - Musicologist and author
  • Stephen Hefling - Co-Editor New Complete Critical Edition of the Works of Gustav Mahler
  • Stephen McClatchie - Editor The Mahler Family Letters.

Mahler in the Public Eye

January 9, 2021
  • Albrecht Schultze - Gustav Mahler Vereinigung in Hamburg
  • Alexander Meraviglia-Crivelli - Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
  • Dame Eveline Nikkels
We will explore how Mahler is presented and perceived by the broader public. An introduction to the Gustav Mahler Vereinigung in ...


December 5th, 2020
  • Enrique Diemecke - Honorary President of the Sociedad Mahler
  • Francisco Bricio - Executive President of the Sociedad Mahler
  • Samuel Romo - Vice President of the Sociedad Mahler
  • Alejandra Urrutia - Conductor in Chile for the Gran Concierto por la Hermandad

The Song of the Earth Project

November 7, 2020
  • Marina Mahler - President Mahler Foundation
  • Rachel Chanoff - Founding Director of The Office
  • John Warner - Founder, Director and, Conductor of Orchestra for the Earth
Our Founder and President, Marina Mahler, will announce the launching of “The Song ...

From New York to Beijing

October 3, 2020
  • Shuang Zou - Artistic Director of the 23rd annual Beijing Music Festival
  • Lew Smoley - President of The New York Gustav Mahler Society
  • Kenneth Woods - Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra
This time we traveled “From New York ...

The First

September 1, 2020 The First Mahler Hour This time we celebrate “The First"

Mahler turns 160!

July 7th, 2020 ...

Mahler Around the World

May 18, 2020
  • Marian van der Meer
  • Sybille Werner                                                 
  • Peter Revers                                                    
  • Thomas Hampson                                            
  • Kahchun Wong                                                
  • Francisco Bricio                        
  • Enrique Diemecke
  • Chan Boon Tan
  • Lewis M. Smoley                                             
  • Ingeborg Steifensand                                       
  • Jiří Štilec                                                          
  • Jana Součková                                                 
  • Eveline Nikkels                                     
  • Bruce Tseng                                         
  • Bruno Megevand                                           
  • Kenneth Woods                                                ...

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