Premiering This Earth Day, April 22, National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. Pair Music and National Geographic’s Vast Archives for a First-in-Class Symphonic Experience
SAN FRANCISCO (March 8, 2018)— National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. have formed a new partnership to present the all-new National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, which will begin touring in April 2018. Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With MGP Live as the official promoter, more than 50 shows are planned for 2018, and initial tour dates are now available for a limited pre-sale and public on-sale beginning March 9.
This inspiring 90-minute live orchestral performance will be presented in concert venues around the world starting in spring 2018, with groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history matched in perfect synchronization with a live orchestra and choir. An inaugural performance will be held in San Francisco at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on Earth Day, April 22, 2018.
The tour’s first performance is in conjunction with the television broadcast premiere of ‘Symphony for Our World’, an hour-long special which airs commercial-free on the same day on Nat Geo WILD. The ‘Symphony for Our World’ television event will premiere globally in 140 countries.
Driven by a five-part composition, Symphony for Our World pairs artistry with science as it brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to the coastlines, onto land, through mountains and finally into the sky. Each environment will be accompanied by a different orchestral movement, resulting in a powerful musical tribute to the beauty and wonders of our wild world.
“National Geographic has inspired generations to explore, understand and protect our world. Bringing this type of storytelling to life in symphony is an incredible honor,” said Jason Michael Paul, President of Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. “We’re bringing together everything I’ve learned from over 20 years in music production with National Geographic to create something truly special.”
“We’re excited to share the breathtaking beauty of our world in this unique symphonic format with our partner Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., a prominent leader in film orchestra projects,” said Rosa Zeegers, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products and Experiences at National Geographic Partners.
“Combining 130 years of National Geographic’s stunning visual storytelling with original music from award-winning composers will bring the story of our planet to life in a truly special way for audiences all over the world.”
For performance dates and ticket information, visit www.natgeo-symphony.com. Additional updates are available on Twitter and Facebook. Currently announced dates are available for pre-sale today and public on-sale beginning March 9.
San Francisco, CA – April 22, 2018
Davies Symphony Hall
Minneapolis, MN – May 19, 2018
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico – May 28, 2018
Mexico City, DF, Mexico – May 30, 2018
Guadalajara, Mexico – May 31, 2018
Austin, TX – July 28, 2018
Boston, MA – October 6, 2018
Denver, CO – October 19, 2018
Atlanta, GA – October 25, 2018
Cobb Energy PAC
Los Angeles, CA – October 27, 2018
Cincinnati, OH – November 16, 2018
Chicago, IL – November 17, 2018
Montreal, QC, Canada – November 23, 2018
Place des Arts
Toronto, ON, Canada – November 24, 2018
Québec City, QC, Canada – November 25, 2018
Grand Théâtre de Québec
Vancouver, BC, Canada – November 30, 2018
Seattle, WA – December 1, 2018
San Jose, CA – December 8, 2018
City National Civic
Portland, OR – December 27, 2018
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
San Diego, CA – December 28, 2018
San Diego Civic Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT – December 29, 2018
Nashville, TN – January 4, 2019
Grand Ole Opry
Knoxville, TN – January 5, 2019
Newark, NJ – February 16, 2019
Symphony for Our World trailer: https://youtu.be/VGdDkxoVCKs
About Jason Michael Paul Entertainment
A pioneer and leader in the live symphonic concert industry, Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. has been responsible for producing world-renowned concerts including events for The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Dear Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, More Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes, The Legend of Zelda- 25th Anniversary Concerts and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. For more information, please visit https://jmpent.com.
About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
About Bleeding Fingers Music
Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music has assembled an exceptional and sonically diverse roster of composers to create superlative original film and television scores. Co-founded by Hans Zimmer, Extreme Music CEO Russell Emanuel, Steven Kofsky and SonyATV, the company’s core belief is that collaboration breeds innovation and working in an environment where the gifted are empowered to be adventurous, experimental and creatively generous results in extraordinary music. Our 20 state-of-the-art studios based on Zimmer’s world-renowned campus and our best-in-class production team allow us the ability to produce music at the very highest standard. Bleeding Fingers has created original music for productions including Fox’s The Simpsons, BBC’s Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II, and Big Cats, National Geographic’s Diana: In Her Own Words and Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes, Sony’s Snatch (TV), Netflix’s original Dope, History Channel’s Mountain Men and BBC America’s Top Gear.
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