Once in a lifetime show combines of 130 years of beloved National Geographic history footage perfectly synchronized with an original symphony.
National Geographic’s incredible spectacle Symphony for our World will have its European premiere in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick in September. The show was a sell-out success throughout the United States, leaving audiences spellbound in its wake. For one night only, it will be aired in Ireland, its European début.
Symphony for Our World combines awe-inspiring National Geographic natural history footage perfectly synchronized with an original symphony, performed live on stage by the National Geographic Symphony Orchestra, led by Irish Composer Kenneth Rice.
The impressive 80-piece orchestra will perform the symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Austin Fray and Andrew Christie of Bleedin Finger Music (The Hobbit, Startrek Beyond) with the Limerick Chamber Choir to an audience seated in the Mackey Stand.
Irish audiences will be treated to a 90-minute immersive symphonic experience, a feast for the eyes, for the ears and for the heart.
Presented on two of the largest high definition screens in Europe, the groundbreaking imagery is made up of 130 years of beloved National Geographic history of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. From ice diving foxes in Canada, to hammerhead sharks maneuvering their way through the Indian Ocean, the footage captures a world that few will ever see in real life.
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 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.
The Irish producers of the show, CWB.ie have worked closely with their US counterparts JMP Entertainment, Inc. in securing this unprecedented event for Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds. Hosting an event of this stature will bring in an estimated socioeconomic boost of €6 million to the region and it will also highlight the city as destination for high profile events other than sporting occasions.
Speaking of the inaugural event Eanna ni Lamhna a well-known environmental commentator and wildlife enthusiast said "There is great interest in how wildlife live in each different ecosystem on earth and this show follows living things from the depths of the ocean all the way to the skies above with glorious images.
“The musical performance enhances the whole experience. Making footage like this is becoming more and more difficult as we humans continue to over-exploit the planet we all share. Enjoy watching it and appreciate the fragility of these ecosystems which are so rapidly being adversely affected by our lifestyles."
Tickets are from €59.50 incl. booking fee and will be available from 9am, on Friday, July 6, 2018 from www.ticketmaster.ie and usual ticket outlets.
The event itself takes place at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, Saturday, September 29, 2018.