LA Phil Live to Air in International Cinemas from March 19
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) and Omniverse Vision Ltd. announced today that the critically-acclaimed performance featuring world-renowned Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, LA Phil LIVE: Dudamel conducts Mahler 8, "Symphony of a Thousand," will be broadcast to movie theaters in more than 30 locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, beginning March 19. The broadcast from Caracas, Venezuela, showcases Dudamel leading the two organizations that have been so prominent in his life, the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, in a dynamic performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand."
The broadcast, recorded on February 18, is hosted by award-winning actor John Lithgow, and features soloists: Manuela Uhl, soprano 1; Julianna di Giacomo, soprano 2; Kiera Duffy, soprano 3; Anna Larsson, alto 1; Charlotte Hellekant, alto 2; Burkhard Fritz, tenor; Brian Mulligan, baritone; Alexander Vinogradov, bass; and the National Youth Choir of Venezuela, featuring 1,200 singers, totaling more than 1,400 musicians on stage. This exceptional presentation was the climactic performance of The Mahler Project – one of the pillars of the LA Phil's season – which featurEd Mahler's complete symphonic cycle presented in both Los Angeles and Caracas.
The screenings will occur in Switzerland on March 19, and Austria and Germany on March 25, with second air dates on April 2.
Tickets for LA Phil LIVE in-theater events are available at participating international theater box offices. For specific locations and ticket prices, please visit http://www.omniversevision.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).