In August 2012, Kantorei had the distinct pleasure of joining the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and renowned conductor Robert Spano for the Aspen Music Festival’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.
Called the “Symphony of a Thousand,” the work calls for a very large orchestra (double the size of a traditional orchestra), two full SATB choirs, a children’s choir, and eight soloists. Kantorei was honored to be a part of the incredible event, which closed the 2012 Aspen Music Festival and was broadcast live on Colorado Public Radio.
In their review, The Aspen Times called the results of the collaboration “majestic” and “hair-raising”. (Read the full review from The Aspen Times). Most certainly, we count the performance one of most memorable we’ve had the good fortune to be a part of, and sincerely thank the Aspen Music Festival and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus for their support of and partnership with Kantorei.