Oh Mahler, Wouldn’t you just *die* without him?

In celebration of the life and music of Mahler, the University of Surrey are hosting a 3-day event of concerts, talks and artistic events.

I’ll be there tweeting the Late Romantic/Modernist hell out of it.  Here are the details:

Gustav Mahler Centenary Conference

A 3-day celebration of the music and culture of the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

A conference investigating Mahler’s musical works, cultural environment and legacy for our own times.

When? Thursday 7 July 2011 to Saturday 9 July 2011

Where? University of Surrey Lecture Theatre M, PATS Studio 1, and Hatchlands,Clandon

Open to: Public, Staff, Students

Keynote speaker: Professor Julian Johnson (Royal Holloway, London)

See the full programme with links to all the artists, concerts and associated activities here:


Admission information and Registration details at: http://www.ias.surrey.ac.uk/events.php#Mahler

Starts on Mahler’s birthday, and his favorite pudding will be on the lunch menu (apricot dumplings)

Conference includes five concerts:

Two free concerts:

Friday 8 July, 1.15pm, PATS Studio 1, Tetra Guitar Quartet plays the world premiere of Stephen Goss’s ‘Mahler Lieder’, and music by Kurt Weill and Erik Satie

Saturday 9 July, 1.15, PATS Studio 1, Emilie Capulet plays piano works in the Viennese tradition, by Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt/Schubert

Three ticketed concerts:

Thursday 7 July, 8.30pm, Hatchlands, Clandon, Maureen Galea (piano) and Michelle Castelletti (soprano), perform songs by Mahler (using a piano once owned by Mahler), and piano music from Bohemia

Friday 8 July, 8.00pm, Studio 1 PATS, world-renowned improviser and composer, Uri Caine, plays jazz re-workings of Mahler’s music

Saturday 9 July, 8.00pm. PATS Studio 1, the Endymion Ensemble plays works by Mahler, Korngold, Shostakovich and Schnittke

Tickets for evening concerts can be purchased separately from the University box office: boxoffice@surrey.ac.uk; tel. 01483 686876

Free exhibition of Mahler-inspired paintings by Caroline Tate accompanied by specially commissioned sound installation by Matthew Sansom derived from Mahler’s music, in the Lewis Elton gallery

Conference organiser Jeremy Barham:

j.barham@surrey.ac.uk; tel.: 01483 686549/505309