Individual Activities - Gustav Mahler Jubilee 2010/2011

Main Activities and Projects

17th May 2007 – as part of the Euroradio 2006/07 Music in Composers’ Homes Season there was a concert at the Gustav Mahler birthplace at Kaliště near Humpolec featuring his songs. The concert was relayed on the EBU satellite network and included a trail for the MAHLER 2010/ 2011 project.

19th September 2008 - marking the 100 year anniversary of the world premiere of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 in Prague, there was a concert in Prague by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra which took part in the 1908 first performance of the Symphony.

19th September 2008 – opening concert of the Music of Thousands Festival – MAHLER JIHLAVA: Symphony No. 7 by Gustav Mahler with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimír Válek.

September 2008 – publication, as part of the Music of Thousands Festival in Jihlava, of the facsimile of a souvenir postcard from the 1908 Jubilee Exhibition in Prague, showing the concert hall where the premiere took place.

September 2008 – media focus on the history of the Symphony No. 7 premiere, Czech Radio, VLTAVA channel

September 2008 – publication of a Paper on the Symphony No.7 premiere, Hudební rozhledy journal

2009 – production of a documentary series on Gustav Mahler – author: Dr Zdeněk Mahler

24 May 2010 – presentation of a new documentary film Gustav Mahler – director Petr Ruttner

18 May – 18 June 2010 – International Music Festival Music of Thousands - Mahler-Jihlava 2010

7th July 2010 – great international celebration at the Gustav Mahler birthplace

  • unveiling of Mahler’s statue and opening of the ‘Park of Gustav Mahler’ in Jihlava
  • song recital Thomas Hampson /USA/ in Kaliště near Humpolec (internet, radio and TV relay)
  • open air concert MAHLER GALA (producer Nordiskfiln – NOR)
  • 2010 – May to December: Themed Exhibitions
    a/ Gustav Mahler and Bohemia Exhibition, in co-operation with the Netherlands Gustav Mahler Society and in co-production with The Prague Spring International Music Festival
    b/ Gustav Mahler at the Vienna Court Opera 1897-1907 Exhibition, in co-operation with the Vienna Opera and the Austrian Cultural Institute. Both to be shown also in Jihlava.

    2010 – autumn: Translation of the Gustav Mahler and Justina Mahler correspondence ‘Liebste Justi’ (translated by Dr Alena Jakubíčková)

    Additional Activities and Initiatives:

    7th July 2010 - presentation of new variety of rose GUSTAV MAHLER, that was grown by Ing.Josef Urban from Želešice.

    7th July 2010 – presentation of a memorial coin - Miroslava Česlová a Josef Oplištil


    Mahler Jihlava 2010

    Recalling Mahler in Brussels - tipy na výlet

    Opera PLUS