National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., today announced an all-new tour for National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, which will visit more than 20 U.S. cities in 2019 (www.natgeo-symphony.com). Symphony for Our World combines 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, the show brings audiences a breathtaking musical journey coupled with some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles.
The tour kicks off in March 2019 and beginning today, people can visit NatGeo-Symphony.com and register their emails to receive a presale password to buy tickets before the general public. Presale tickets will be available beginning November 13 when passwords will be emailed to all registered customers.
Tickets go on sale to the general public for all cities on November 23 at www.NatGeo-Symphony.com.
TOUR CITIES AND DATES
DATE CITY VENUE
March 2 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
March 3 Richmond, VA Altria Theater
March 6 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
March 7 Hartford, CT Bushnell Performing Arts Center
March 21 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
March 25 Cleveland, OH Severance Hall
March 29 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre (Hennepin)
March 30 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts
March 31 Chicago, IL Auditorium
April 4 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium
April 14 Phoenix, AZ Symphony Hall
April 24 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 25 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee
April 29 San Francisco, CA Davies Concert Hall
May 6 San Jose, CA Center for the Performing Arts
May 7 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theater
May 21 Buffalo, NY Shea’s Buffalo Theatre
June 15 Houston, TX Jones Hall
June 22-23 Dallas, TX Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Nov 2 Tampa, FL Carol Morsani Hall
The inspiring 90-minute, live orchestral performance uses groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from over 130 years of National Geographic history matched in perfect synchronization with an orchestra and choir. The show is based on the national television broadcast of “Symphony for Our World,” an hour-long special that premiered globally earlier this year in 140 countries, commercial-free, on Nat Geo WILD.
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.”
“Symphony for Our World has been thrilling audiences worldwide since it premiered last Earth Day,” said Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners. “The show embodies our commitment to inspire people to care about the planet, now. We are happy to be bringing it to audiences in North America. Our partner, Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., has done a phenomenal job bringing National Geographic’s 130 years of storytelling to life in a new, incredibly moving format that enables audiences to better understand the world and their place in it.”