National Geographic: Symphony for Our World to Kick Off North American Leg of World Tour in L.A. on Oct. 27

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National Geographic & Jason Michael Paul Entertainment to deliver unforgettable symphonic experience

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National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. are presenting the all-new and dazzling National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, which thrilled audiences with a special sold-out preview in San Francisco on Earth Day, April 22. The North American leg of the worldwide tour kicks off in Los Angeles on October 27 at Hollywood’s iconic Dolby Theatre. Four additional previews before the October 27 start date will be performed in Austin, TX, U.S. and Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia.

Symphony for Our World combines stunning 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 program is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles, giving audience members a unique opportunity to revel in the majesty of nature and witness first-hand accounts from legendary National Geographic explorers — including marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle and contributing photographer and founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark Joel Sartore. With groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history matched in perfect synchronization with a live orchestra and choir, this show for music, nature, film, art, and entertainment lovers is perfect for people and families of all ages.

“This symphony is a breathtaking way to experience National Geographic alongside gorgeous original music created by world-renowned composers,” said Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. “We are honored to collaborate with so many amazing artists to create something truly special.”

“After the sold-out preview in San Francisco, we’re excited to continue to share with the world the incredible beauty of our wild planet through this new symphonic experience,” said Yulia Boyle, Senior Vice President Global Media & Experiences at National Geographic Partners. "At National Geographic, we believe that our unparalleled visual storytelling can profoundly impact and inspire people of all ages to care about our planet. Our yellow border serves as a portal to gain new insight into the farthest reaches of the earth and beyond.”

Additionally, a DVD featuring the one-hour special that aired on NAT GEO WILD on Earth Day (April 22, 2018) is available for purchase via online vendors (Amazon, shop.nationalgeographic.com, and others) and on the Symphony site http://www.natgeo-symphony.com; the DVD is $19.98 online and will also be available for sale at shows.

For more information and updates, visit http://www.natgeo-symphony.com, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tour Dates:
28-Jul     Saturday    Austin    Long Center
26-Aug    Sunday    Brisbane    BCEC
31-Aug    Friday    Sydney    ICC - Syndey Theatre
02-Sep    Sunday    Melbourne    Hamer Hall
27-Oct    Saturday    Los Angeles    Dolby Theatre
04-Nov    Sunday    Boston    Symphony Hall
16-Nov    Friday    Cincinnati    Aronoff Center
17-Nov    Saturday    Chicago    Auditorium Theatre
23-Nov    Friday    Montreal    Place des Arts
24-Nov    Saturday    Toronto    Sony Centre
25-Nov    Sunday    Quebec City    Grand Théâtre de Québec
26-Nov    Monday    Mexico City    Auditorio Nacional
27-Nov    Tuesday    Monterrey    Arena Monterrey
28-Nov    Wednesday    Guadalajara    Teatro Diana
30-Nov    Friday    Vancouver    Orpheum Theatre
01-Dec    Saturday    Seattle    Paramount Theatre
02-Dec    Sunday    Denver    Buell Theatre
08-Dec    Saturday    San Jose    City National Civic
27-Dec    Thursday    Portland    Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
28-Dec    Friday    San Diego    San Diego Civic Theatre
29-Dec    Saturday    Salt Lake City    Abravanel Hall
04-Jan    Friday    Nashville    Grand Ole Opry
05-Jan    Saturday    Knoxville    Civic Auditorium
02-Feb    Saturday    Minneapolis    Orpheum Theatre
16-Feb    Saturday    Newark    NJPAC
31-Mar    Sunday    Atlanta    Cobb Energy PAC

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, HEROES: A Video Game Symphony, 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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