You up there in the rafters, stop chewing gum! Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Eighth @ the Shrine



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:

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Gustavo Dudamel
, conductor
Manuela Uhl
, soprano
Julianna Di Giacomo
, soprano
Kiera Duffy
, soprano
Anna Larsson
, alto
Charlotte Hellekant
, alto
Burkhard Fritz
, tenor
Brian Mulligan
, baritone
Alexander Vinogradov
, bass
Grant Gershon
, chorus director
Los Angeles Master Chorale

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

Angeles Chorale

Pacific Chorale
Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A
Angel City Chorale
Choir of All Saints Church, Pasadena
Chorus of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Chamber Choir
Los Robles Master Chorale
Pasadena Pro Musica
Pasadena Master Chorale
Philippine Chamber Singers – Los Angeles
Renaissance Arts Academy
Vox Femina Los Angeles
National Children’s Chorus

Symphony of a Thousand, Gustav Mahler Eighth | Shrine Auditorium | Saturday, Feb 4

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