We don’t have airs, we don’t have pretenses. We’re not Europe, we’re not New York. It’s the Wild West, and we like it like that. What we do have, in spades, is space.
Yes, space. Room to move, grow, think, and innovate. And in our big barn of a Shrine Auditorium, with its hefty square footage, 6,300 seats, and decades of Los Angeles cultural history (here Rudi and Margot pirouetted and pranced, then panted), on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pasadena Children’s Choir, and a passel of community choirs team up for a massive classical-music stampede.
And in the ultimate cowboy showdown, Gustavo [Dudamel] meets Gustav [Mahler]. May the best wrangler rope that huge herd of cattle.
The photo above, courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic, is clickable.
Cast list here:
Symphony of a Thousand, Gustav Mahler Eighth | Shrine Auditorium | Saturday, Feb 4
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