Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil, Simon Bolivar Symphony of Venezuela Release MAHLER 8 SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND Today, 9/25


Today, September 25, 2012, Deutsche Grammophon releases Mahler 8 Symphony of a Thousand featuring Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Available for purchase on standard DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as on iTunes, the video features the culminating concert of The Mahler Project, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, "Symphony of a Thousand" recorded live at the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 18, 2012. The two orchestras were joined by a massive choir of young Venezuelan voices and a line-up of international soloists. DudaMel Called the concert a "beautiful example" of union. "Two orchestras from two different countries became one."

The performance of Mahler 8 Symphony of a Thousand was broadcast live in high definition in hundreds of movie theaters across North and South America. The DVD and Blu-Ray feature bonus pre-taped footage used in the simulcast.

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Live from the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela

Manuela Uhl, soprano I (Magna Peccatrix)
Julianna di Giacomo, soprano II (Una poenitentium)
Kiera Duffy, soprano III (Mater gloriosa)
Anna Larsson, contralto I (Mulier Samaritana)
Charlotte Hellekant, contralto II (Maria Aegyptiaca)
Burkhard Fritz, tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Brian Mulligan, baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Alexander Vinogradov, bass (Pater profundus)

Members of Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Simón Bolívar de Venezuela:

Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Simón Bolívar | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil de Aragua
Coro Sinfónico Juvenil de Carabobo | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil de Lara
Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Yaracuy | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Anzoátegui
Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Monagas | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Mérida
Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Táchira | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Zulia
Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Barinas | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Portuguesa
Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Guárico | Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Sucre