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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic’s LA Phil LIVE Airs in Selected International Movie Theaters
  • Mar. 5, 2012
  • Performance Broadcast from Caracas, Venezuela, Featuring Mahler 8, “Symphony of a Thousand,” with more than 1,400 Musicians on Stage Led by Gustavo Dudamel and Hosted by John Lithgow to Air in Movie Theaters in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

    LA Phil LIVE Is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex

    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).

    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 interviews with Dudamel, soloists and LA Phil musicians and exclusive rehearsal footage.

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    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience. For more information, visit www.laphil.com/LAPhilLive.

    About Omniverse Vision Ltd: http://www.omniversevision.com

    Omniverse Vision is a leading distributor and producer of premium alternative content for digital cinemas globally. Headquartered in London, it works with producers, content owners and media companies to develop and implement global cinema distribution solutions including satellite delivery, cinema booking, marketing and box office accounting and collection. It has delivered events including The New York City Ballet, Fastest, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert and Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert to more than 2000 cinemas in more than 40 countries.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies / Lisa White; sjefferies@laphil.org / lwhite@laphil.org; 213.972.3422 / 213.972.3408
    Joe Setchell; Omniverse Vision; 0207 499 0088; js@omniversevision.com