Colorado MahlerFest, held yearly in Boulder,
Colorado, celebrates the life, music, and times of
the great composer Gustav Mahler.
Founded in 1988 by Robert Olson,
the week-long festival incorporates concerts,
recitals, and scholarly symposia, with film,
fine art, dance, theater, and multimedia
presentations. The week's events culminate in
two orchestral performances.
MahlerFest has completed its second symphonic cycle
and is now in its third cycle and entering its 24th
year, continuing to present all of Mahler's
performable compositions. Our 24th MahlerFest will
honor the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death.
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.
XXIV May 18-22,
2011, featuring Symphony #5
from Die drei Pintos
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