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  • Sep. 6, 2012


    Video available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and iTunes through Deutsche Grammophon on September 25, 2012


    Concert Event Filmed Live in Caracas, Venezuela as Part of The Mahler Project


    On 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)


    Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Simón Bolívar de Venezuela

    Members of:

    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


    Niños Cantores de Venezuela

    Members of:

    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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