LA Phil Live to Air in Select South American Theaters; John Lithgow to Host Broadcasts
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) and Omniverse Vision Ltd. announced today that the February 18 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 live and delayed in movie theaters in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. This never-before-seen 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 live and delayed live broadcasts will be hosted by award-winning actor John Lithgow, and feature 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; andthe National Youth Choir of Venezuela. This exceptional presentation is the climactic performance of The Mahler Project – one of the pillars of the LA Phil's season – which features Mahler's complete symphonic cycle presented in both Los Angeles and Caracas.
The live screening is scheduled for Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. Eastern, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with delayed live screenings scheduled beginning March 30 in Brazil and April 4 in Colombia.
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).
LA Phil LIVE offers an enriching and unique concert experience in which the orchestra's performance is broadcast to theaters in high definition and 5.1 digital surround sound, featuring top talent and behind-the-scenes segments. Led by Dudamel, the LA Phil LIVE series transports audiences to the conductor's podium and places them inside the music. Each broadcast includes an insider's look via the Backstage Pass feature with live behind-the-scenes interviews with Dudamel, soloists and LA Phil musicians and exclusive rehearsal footage.