The 2023 Mahler at Pacific will take place November 11 and 12 and musicians will be playing Mahler Symphony No. 1 "Titan".


The annual Mahler At Pacific program at University of the Pacific is a wonderful opportunity for select high school musicians to play alongside University Symphony Orchestra. High school students join our own students to rehearse and perform a Mahler symphony under the baton of orchestra director Nicolas Waldvogel on Pacific’s beautiful campus.

Saturday 11/19

8:45 am to 9:15 am:  Check-in at DeRosa University Center Ballroom

9:30 am to Noon: Rehearsal, full orchestra

Noon: Lunch (included in participation fee)

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm: Master Classes with Pacific Faculty

2:45 pm to 5:00 pm: Rehearsal, full orchestra

7:00 pm: Presentation on Alma Mahler by Professor Waldvogel (optional)

Sunday 11/20

9:30 am to Noon: Dress rehearsal, full orchestra, DeRosa University Center Ballroom

Noon: Lunch (included in participation fee)

1:30 pm: Call Time

2:00 pm: Concert, DeRosa University Center Ballroom, Admission is Free

3:15 pm: End of concert, end of event

2021 Mahler at Pacific

Mahler at Pacific, Taylor and Hayden Nguyen
Why play with Mahler At Pacific

“I had a blast playing great music for Mahler At Pacific while having an amazing time. Playing the cello alongside Pacific students and my twin brother made it even more unique and enjoyable! I will forever remember this marvelous experience as well as the people, the school and the music.”
- Taylor Nguyen, cello

“The Mahler At Pacific orchestra was an amazing educational experience for me. I had the opportunity to play with many talented musicians and friends. This was an eye opening experience and I won’t forget the honor of playing.”
- Hayden Nguyen, cello