The celebration begins with Hampson’s recital from Mahler’s birth-house in Kaliště, Czech Republic, on July 7 – the date of Mahler’s birth 150 years ago – that will be webcast live on www.medici.tv. The evening’s program features a concert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Hampson, Anne Sofie von Otter and Marita Sølberg, conducted by Manfred Honeck.

The day-long birthday celebration will be filmed and broadcast by Nordisk Film in cooperation with the Gustav Mahler Society of the Czech Republic, Czech TV, NRK TV, ARTE-France, EuroArts, SVT and The Rest is Music. The webcast will also be available for streaming through www.medici.tv for sixty days following the performance.

Program:

JIHLAVA 10.30: Opening of the Gustav Mahler Park with the Mahler Memorial

KALIŠTĚ 14.00: Planting the roses

15:00: Song Recital in Gustav Mahler’s Birthplace Kaliště
Gustav Mahler: Lieder. Thomas Hampson, baritone. Wolfram Rieger, piano.
Live Webcast on www.medici.tv

17.00: Gustav Mahler and field music in Jihlava 1875
Prague Castle Guard and the Czech Police Band

20.15: Mahler Gala – Open Air Concert / Live TV broadcast

GUSTAV MAHLER Totenfeier / Rheinlegendchen / Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld / Urlicht / Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft / Revelge / Es sungen drei Engel / Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen / Trost im Unglück / Symphony no. 2, Finale

Thomas Hampson – baritone
Anne Sofie von Otter – mezzo-soprano
Marita Solberg – soprano

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Boni Pueri
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Manfred Honeck – conductor

The concert will be broadcast live on television and over the Internet / ARTE (Web TV).

TV Broadcasts
LIVE: Czech TV, NRK (Norwegen), SVT (Schweden), ARTE (Web TV) – July 7, 2010, 20:30 – 21:55
ARTE France and Germany: July 11, 2010, 19.15
Japan one week later.

There will also be a DVD of this concert: EuroArts

Links
Gustav Mahler Jubilee: http://en.gustavmahler.eu/?delej=projekt-mahler (English)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra (English)
Mahler 2000 (English & Czech)
Artefakt Berlin (German)

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