The Mahler Festival in Leipzig

May 16 - 29, 2023

All 10 Mahler Symphonies plus Opera in Dresden. 12 nights in Deluxe Rooms at the Steigenberger GrandHotel Handelshof. Day trips to Dresden and Halle. Gourmet cuisine & wine.

In May of 2023 we will attend, for the very first time, the Mahler Festival in Leipzig.

The superb Gewandhausorchester will play host in the city that was home to the composer for two decisive years of his life. This is a unique opportunity to hear the complete symphonies interpreted by 9 world-class orchestras under the batons of 9 of the world’s finest conductors, all in the city in which Mahler became a true symphonic composer. Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester for Symphonies 2 & 8, while the others are as follows:

Symphony No. 1 – Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (Daniele Gatti)
Symphony No. 3 – Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Christian Thielemann)
Symphony No. 4 – 
Munich Philharmonic (Valery Gergiev)
Symphony No. 5 – 
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Myung-Whun Chung)
Symphony No. 6 – Czech Philharmonic (Semyon Bychkov)Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 9 –
Budapest Festival Orchestra (Iván Fischer)
Symphony No. 10 – City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla)

Our performance at the Semperoper in Dresden will be announced in spring of 2022. We will have best seats for all performances.

Leipzig has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe, ever since the New York Times listed it as one of its “places to go” in 2010, touting its music scene and burgeoning artist community. The historic central area of Leipzig features a renaissance-style ensemble of buildings from the 16th century, including the old city hall in the market place. There are also several Baroque trading houses and former residences of wealthy merchants. We stay at the elegant Steigenberger GrandHotel Handelshof and enjoy private, guided touring, including day trips to Dresden and Halle.

A detailed itinerary will be available in early 2022. Click here to register.