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  • Gustavo Dudamel Leads the Combined Forces of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” at the Shrine Auditorium
  • Feb. 4, 2012
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chidren’s Chorus, Pacific Chorale and Community Choruses Join the LA Phil and SBSOV

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012 AT 8:00 PM

    TICKETS ON SALE SUNDAY AUGUST 21, 2011

    WHAT:

    Gustavo Dudamel will lead the combined forces of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and community choruses - in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, known as the “Symphony of a Thousand,” at the historic Shrine Auditorium for a spectacular performance with over 1000 musicians and singers. A roster of vocal soloists will also take part.

    This performance is part of the LA Phil’s Mahler Project, in which Dudamel leads Mahler’s nine completed symphonies with the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in the U.S. and Caracas. The LA Phil will perform Symphonies 1, 4, 6 and 9 (as well as the Adagio from Symphony No. 10), and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will perform Symphonies 2, 3, 5 and 7. In addition to these symphonic performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Mahler Project will also feature the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela on the Symphonies for Youth Concert Series, and will bring members of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela together with LA Phil musicians to perform on the chamber music series. Throughout the Mahler Project the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will also engage in community and education events. Members of SBSOV will lead rehearsals and master classes at YOLA, Dudamel’s signature education program, provide workshops and educational opportunities for LA Phil partner schools, and perform concerts in local communities and schools. International Mahler scholars will host Upbeat Live, the LA Phil’s pre-concert talks, throughout the cycle. Following the performances in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will embark on a nine-day tour to Caracas performing the symphonic cycle with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

    WHO:

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    TBD, soloists

    Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, Music Director

    Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Anne Tomlinson, Artistic Director

    Pacific Chorale, John Alexander, Artistic Director

    Angel City Chorale, Sue Fink, Artistic Director

    Angeles Chorale, John Sutton, Artistic Director and Conductor

    Choir of All Saints Church, Pasadena, James Walker, Director of Music

    Chorus of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Charles Dickerson, Music Director and Conductor

    Gay Men’s Chorus

    Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Chung Uk Lee, Music Director

    Los Robles Master, Lesley Leighton, Artistic Director

    Pasadena Pro Musica, Stephen Grimm , Director

    Pasadena Master Chorale, Jeffrey Bernstein, artistic director

    Philippine Chamber Singers – Los Angeles, Anthony Angelo Francisco, Artistic Director and Conductor

    Vox Femina Los Angeles, Iris S. Levine, Artistic Director

    National Children’s Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Artistic Director

    WHEN:

    Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8 p.m.

    WHERE:

    Shrine Auditorium

    665 West Jefferson Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90007

    (Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” is at the Shrine Auditorium. All other Mahler Project performances are at Walt Disney Concert Hall.)

    TICKETS:

    Tickets ($30 - $170) are on sale beginning August 21, 2011 at LAPhil.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. Tickets will be available at the Shrine Auditorium on the day of the concert only. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    PR Office, 213.972.3034; Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org