The MahlerFest orchestra's 100-plus musicians come together from across the United States and other countries, mostly on a volunteer basis, for a week of intense music-making, drawn by their passion for Mahler's music. Maestro Olson, currently Director of Opera and Orchestras at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, returns to Colorado each year to lead the festival.
Colorado MahlerFest celebrates the life, music, and times of the great composer Gustav Mahler during a week-long festival, culminating in two orchestral performances of one of Mahler's major symphonic works. Originally envisioned to encompass a complete sequence of Mahler's symphonic compositions, MahlerFest is now in its third cycle and entering its 27th year, continuing to present all of Mahler's performable works.
Colorado MahlerFest gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors: