LA Phil’s Performance Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 comes to cinema screens across Europe in April 2012

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Omniverse Vision Ltd. and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) announced today that the February 18th LA Phil LIVE performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony: the “Symphony of a Thousand,” featuring Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, will be screened in cinemas internationally. This historic performance was the first international broadcast of LA Phil LIVE and celebrates the climactic final performance of The Mahler Project which has seen Gustavo Dudamel lead all of Mahler’s nine completed symphonies plus the opening Adagio movement of his unfinished tenth with two world-class orchestras which have been prominent in his life: The LA Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in LA and Caracas.

Hosted by award-winning actor John Lithgow, the broadcast opens with exclusive interviews with the musicians in Caracas, offering cinema audiences a unique insight on Dudamel, the LA Phil, the music, and the colossal forces participating in this extraordinary performance.

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

The spectacular concert, which took place on February 18th, was broadcast live in the U.S., Canada and South America. A series of delayed live screenings are scheduled for March and April in more than 20 territories including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and Hong Kong.

Mahler wrote of his 8th Symphony that one must “try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound.” With the combined forces of the 200 members of both orchestras, eight soloists and the National Youth Choir of Venezuela the broadcast from Caracas was an impressive event and an emotional conclusion to The Mahler Project.

Mahler 8 was the first global cinema event for LA Phil LIVE.

UK cinema screenings:

Apollo, Piccadilly Circus, London     April 16th 2012         6.30pm

Vue Westfield, London                      April 16th 2012         7.30pm

Showcase CDL Bristol                       April 19th 2012         7.30pm

Showcase CDL Derby                        April 19th 2012         7.30pm

Showcase CDL Leicester                  April 19th 2012         7.30pm

Bluewater                                           April 19th 2012         7.30pm

Reading                                              April 19th 2012         7.30pm

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