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L.A. Phil announces more L.A. Phil Live concert simulcasts

August 18, 2011 |  6:27 am

  Gustavo Dudamel with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will take to the big screen again this season with three more L.A. Phil Live simulcasts to movie theaters across the United States, including a live broadcast of an all-Mahler concert program from conductor Gustavo Dudamel's native Venezuela.

Hoping to replicate the success of New York's Metropolitan Opera in drawing classical music aficionados to high-definition-equipped movie theaters, the orchestra launched L.A. Phil Live last season with three concerts beamed from Walt Disney Concert Hall.

This season, partnering again with NCM Fathom and Cineplex Entertainment, the Phil will simulcast its Oct. 9 concert, with Dudamel conducting an all-Mendelssohn program of the "Hebrides" Overture and the “Scottish” Symphony, as well as the Violin Concerto with Dutch soloist Janine Jansen.

 On Feb. 18, Dudamel again will lead the orchestra in a live broadcast from Caracas of Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" (No. 8), with more than 1,000 musicians composed of, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

Details of the third L.A. Phil Live concert, this spring, have yet to be announced. Tickets for the first two screenings go on sale Friday.

Read the full story on the plans for a second season of L.A. Phil Live.


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-- Reed Johnson 

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel acknowledges the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor at his side, after their performance of Leonard Bernstein's First Symphony, "Jeremiah," at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the first LA Phil Live simulcast in January. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times.