Originally Posted by Bunnyears
Where are you performing? Here in NY the Philharmonic hardly schedules any Mahler and all of my Mahler concerts are touring orchestras at Carnegie Hall. Both Barenboim with the CSO and Eschenbach with the Philadelphia Orchestra are doing Mahler (Barenboim doing the 5th and Eschenbach doing the 6th) in November, for instance. However, for every Mahler concert there is more Beethoven and Mozart. Andras Schiff is doing Mozart with an ensemble he put together just for the purpose later in the year. It's true that Mahler is much better represented than in the past but still, Beethoven and the other warhorses are what really sell the tickets. They even called me from Carnegie Hall to say that prime seats had been released by development because they just weren't attractive enough for the wealthy donors.