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NatGeo to deliver a stunning cinematic Earth Day symphony at Davies Hall

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If you've been meaning to catch a film at Davies Hall, with its score performed live by a magnificent symphony, this is a ticket you won't want to miss.

In celebration of Earth Day, on April 22nd, National Geographic's award-winning natural imagery will come alive to the sound of an original symphony in a larger than life ode to Planet Earth.


Brought to the stage in collaboration with Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Symphony for Our World—created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music with composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie—fetes the magnanimity of Mother Nature in a 90-minute live orchestral performance, complete with a choir, that is perfectly synchronized to surreal wildlife scenes and storytelling from Nat Geo. The five-part composition will traverse up the coast and into the depths of the sea, through the mountains and then into the sky; along with it, musical movements will ebb, flow, and shift from landscape to landscape.

"National Geographic has inspired generations to explore, understand, and protect our world," said Jason Michael Paul, president of the eponymous entertainment group, in a release. "Bringing this type of storytelling to life in symphony is an incredible honor. 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 will reach 140 countries at once via TV broadcast on Nat Geo Wild on April 22nd. But San Franciscans have the unique opportunity to see the live premier. Check out the trailer below.

// 8pm, April 22; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets (starting at $60) are available at shnsf.com; natgeo-symphony.com.



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