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Celebrating Gustav Mahler

The tiny village of Toblach makes a gorgeous backdrop for a magnificent symphony, as the Gewandhaus Orchestra discover when they kick off their 2013 European Tour.

Tucked away in the Alps, the Italian village of Toblach proved an inspiration for Gustav Mahler. Often traveling as a conductor, Mahler spent his summer holidays taking in the Alpine air there while composing symphonies, including “Attersee” and “Wörthersee.”

It's Mahler's connection to the area that brings the Gewandhaus Orchestra south for a special event on Tuesday 27 August 2013, as they play Mahler's Symphony Number 9. Presented in collaboration with the Festspiele Suedtirol, the orchestra will be performing the symphony at Mahler's Summer home as part of “Gustav Mahler Musikwochen.”

The players' one-night-only visit to the Tirol region kicks off a series of five shows as part of their European Tour 2013, which includes two shows in Salzburg before they head to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana for two festival events.

As Official Logistics Partner, DHL is responsible for getting the orchestra's invaluable equipment to Toblach and the other cities on the European tour. And we're doing so with a special green touch by offsetting the carbon emissions incurred during transportation by donating our GoGreen service

For more on how GoGreen is helping keep the Alpine air clean, check out our corporate responsibility page here: GOGREEN Products and Services

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