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Over the course of just a few weeks, Gustavo Dudamel will accomplish the extraordinary: leading all of Mahler's completed symphonies (and more) with two orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
The Mahler Project, which runs from January 13 – February 18, 2012, will be repeated by both orchestras in Caracas, Venezuela, completing a remarkable international collaboration to honor the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death.
The Mahler Project in your Home Town!
Watch Mahler's 8th Symphony, live from Caracas, Venezeula, on February 18th in movie theatres as part of LA Phil LIVE. Click here for more information, and to find a participating theatre near you!
"My love affair with Mahler started when I was a boy and was given a recording by my uncle. The first big symphonic piece I conducted at age 16 was Mahler's First Symphony. The works of Mahler have a very special place in my heart and to have my two families, the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, perform the complete cycle in both L.A. and Caracas is, for me, a dream come true."
– Gustavo Dudamel