PREVIEW: Mahler Symphony No. 8
Our long-awaited recording of Mahler Symphony No. 8 comes out this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. We teamed up with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Madeline Choir School, and some incredible vocalists (including Celena Shafer) to do this monumental recording. See what the Deseret News has to say about it:
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Symphony will release the complete recordings of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, also known as “Symphony of a Thousand,” on Friday, Nov. 17.
“Not many orchestras are fortunate enough to record Mahler (No.) 8 ever,” said Thierry Fischer, music director and conductor of the Utah Symphony, in a news release. “But thanks to Maurice Abravanel and the tradition he started 50 years ago, it has happened here in Utah twice!”
Featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Madeleine Choir School, the release marks the end of a Utah Symphony tour that included all 10 of Mahler’s symphonies performed over the last three years.
“I marvel at the depth of local talent and the willingness of musicians to come together in a unique collaboration to perform this musical tour de force,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in the news release. “It is a testament of hope and optimism that does justice to Mahler’s vision.”