About Our Organization
Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century.
The mission of the society is to promote the music of Gustav Mahler & and other late-romantic to 20th century composers.
We invite you to join us and other lovers of this music. Whether you know a little or a lot about Mahler (and the others), you can learn and/or contribute to our regular forums and events for education, discussion, and fun to discover more about Mahler, his life and his music.
Meetings are hosted in Toronto to talk mainly about Mahler with some meetings whose subject is another late-romantic to 20th century composer such as Bruckner, Strauss, Sibelius and Shostakovich.
Planned activities include:
CD/DVD appreciation and comparative session
Lecture and Seminar
Pre/Post concert discussion
Chat with singers, musicians and conductors
Chamber concert and recital
Concert trip to other cities
Mahler Anniversary Celebration
To see our future events, click the "Future Events" item from the menu
To see our previous events, click the "Previous Events" item from the menu
On this website, we will also provide updates on:
New Mahler CD/DVD releases
Upcoming Mahler and other late-romantic composers concerts/recitalss in the local GTA area and Canada
Mahler Centenary celebration in 2010-2011 from around the world
News in Mahler research and discovery
New books about Mahler
Important websites about Mahler