MahlerFest III

1990’s MahlerFest III featured the Third Symphony, and there was now a definite plan to do one symphony a year, in order. Olson was now able to produce a handsome, fully formated program book, at the beginning of which was the MahlerFest motto: “Dedicated to the performance and study of the entire Mahler repertoire.” Two […]

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MahlerFest I

There were many reasons to not do a MahlerFest, versus the many “Mozart” or “Bach” festivals, that require a small number of orchestral players. But a Mahler Festival? If it were to survive into the second year, to perform the Resurrection Symphony, almost 300 performers would be needed! The concept began to crystallize; the orchestra […]

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