From May 11-23, 2023 the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, its chief conductor Andris Nelsons and the City of Leipzig are presenting the 2nd International Mahler-Festival
. Originally scheduled for 2021, the Festival has been postponed until 2023 due to the Covid-19 pandemic (as has the 41st MOLA Conference). The festival features all of Mahler’s symphonies as well as his orchestra Lieder and his completion of Weber’s opera “Die drei Pinthos”. The festival will supplemented by lectures, exhibitions and tours to Mahler’s places in Leipzig.
All concerts will be performed by major orchestras and conductors. As Breitkopf & Härtel is one of the main sponsors, exclusively supporting the concert of the Dresden Staatskapelle with Mahler’s symphony no. 3 conducted by Christian Thielemann, we have been granted a sponsors’ package by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. MOLA, as our most important customer group, was the first we’ve been thinking of inviting to the concert. Therefore, we are very happy to invite 30 guests (on a first-come, first-served basis) to the concert on May 25, joining us for a lovely day in Leipzig, the cradle of music publishing and the home and working place to so many well-known famous composers.
The day would not only include the concert but also a sightseeing tour to Leipzig’s highlights (as St. Thomas’ church with the grave of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Mendelssohn Haus, Schumann Haus etc.). It would also be possible to get a tour through the Gewandhaus. The hightlight however, would be of course the concert at 8 pm. Prior to the concert there would be a reception for all attendees as well as Breitkopf’s other guests of honor and (depending on the conductor’s mood) a meet and greet with Christian Thielemann.
The whole day would be accompanied by some of Breitkopf’s staff members, including the publishing director Nick Pfefferkorn and our editors for orchestral music Mr. Christian Rudolf Riedel and Mrs. Alexandra Krämer, all three familiar to you from several previous MOLA conferences. The Leipzig city tour would be accompanied by Nick Pfefferkorn, who happens to be a Leipzig local.
Leipzig is only an hour and twenty minutes train ride away from Berlin, connected by an hourly high speed train service (ICE train). Travel arrangements would require at least on additional night in Leipzig (from May 25 to 26) to enjoy the day, the concert and the (presumably) after-show drinks.
If case you have any questions or need help for possible travel arrangements, recommendations, please contact Mr. Nick Pfefferkorn
(Publishing Director of Breitkopf & Härtel). Those interested should reserve their spot by completing THIS FORM
which will be open through March or until filled.