About the Festival

Unfortunately, both the Mahler Festival 2020 and Mahler Festival 2021 have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


About the Festival

  • From 8 - 17 May 2020, The Royal Concertgebouw will be hosting its third monumental Mahler Festival. Following the tradition of the 1920 and 1995 Mahler Festivals, all of Mahler’s symphonies will once again be performed in The Concertgebouw’s legendary Main Hall. For the 2020 festival, these symphonies will be brought to life by esteemed guests: the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouworkest, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.

    Mahler Festival 2020 Concert Schedule

  • Do you want to know everything about the Mahler Festival 2020? Then the 120-page, richly illustrated Mahler Festival book is a must-have.

    In this book you will find information about the Mahler Festival: the programme, biographies of the musicians and orchestras, information about the additional programming. Moreover, the festival book contains a world of in-depth articles. Jan Brokken writes about Mahler in Amsterdam and Geert Mak provides historical context to Mahler's life. The archivists of the orchestras of Berlin, Vienna and New York talk about Mahler's bond with these cities. Vrouwkje Tuinman asked various collaborators at the festival about the significance of Mahler's music at this time. For example, she spoke to Marina Mahler, the composer's granddaughter, and conductors Jaap van Zweden and Iván Fischer.

    The Mahler Festival book will be published mid-April. You can reserve your copy now (in Dutch or English) at the discounted price of € 12.50. You will receive an email with more information in April. From 1st May the price of the festival book will be € 17.50.

    You can now sign up for the Mahler Festival Program Book.

    Sign up for the Program Book