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

Members of Niños Cantores de Venezuela:

Niños Cantores Núcleo de San Antonio de Los Altos
Niños Cantores "Ana Mercedes Asuaje de Rugeles" Núcleo Montalbán
Niños Cantores Núcleo San Agustín | Niños Cantores Núcleo Los Teques
Niños Cantores Núcleo Maracay

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
Schola Juvenil de Venezuela

Chorus Masters: Lourdes Sánchez and Manuel López Gomez

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from October through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

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