LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Mahler 8
From the LA Philharmonic Orchestra's 2011-2012 series of live performances. Dynamic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and choir of over 1,000 singers in Mahler’s eighth, Symphony of a Thousand.
"This presentation is the climactic performance of The Mahler Project – one of the highlights of the LA Phil’s season... Recorded at the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Dudamel’s home city of Caracas, Venezuela the concert featured over 1,400 musicians on stage and received an incredible reaction. Hosted by John Lithgow, the broadcast opens with exclusive interviews with the musicians, offering cinema audiences a unique insight on Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, the music, and the colossal forces participating in this extraordinary performance. Presented in High Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound." (Official Synopsis)