In honour of Gustav Mahler the Leipzig Gewandhaus will present a Mahler Festival from 17 to 29 May 2011, during which, in addition to concerts by the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly, ten leading international orchestras will also appear. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death on 18 May 2011, Leipzig will become the worldwide centre of activities marking this occasion, presenting all ten of the composer's symphonies in just under two weeks – a unique experience!

Gewandhausorchesters, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, MDRSinfonieorchester, New York Philharmonic, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich und den Wiener Philharmonikern.

Tickets for the International Mahler Festival Leipzig are available from the Gewandhaus Box Office, Tel.: +49 341 1270 280, or in the Internet at Ticketonline.

Presented by:
Leipziger Volkszeitung