What The Universe Tells Me Is a one-hour documentary exploring how music and philosophy combined to create an all-encompassing panoramic experience aimed at moving it audience toward personal and communal transformation. One of the largest and most ambitious symphonies ever composed. Mahler's Third requires off-stage instruments, children's and women's choirs, vocal soloist, and a six-part scheme that incorporates folk poetry and philosophical text. The emotional charge of the work steadily mounts, from the chaos of creation in the first movement, to "the summit, the highest level from which the world can be surveyed" in the last. From the volcanoes of the South Pacific to the Alpine peaks and meadows where Mahler composed, dramatic images from the natural world give shape to the symphony's evolutionary saga. Performances combine with illustrative artwork, computer animation, historical film clips and the insights of world-renowned historians, philosophers and biographers. Thinkers such as Howard Garder, Stan Brakhage and Catherine Keller join Mahler experts Henry-Louis de La Grange, Donald Mitchell, Moten Solvik, Peter Franklin, and Edward Reilly to explore an artwork so rich and emotionally compelling that it "mirrors the entire world!" Featuring performances by Grammy nominated baritone Thomas Hampson, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Mignon Dunn, and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Glen Cortese, this double DVD set is a must for all music lovers and those new to the world of the symphony.