LIMERICK promoters CWB have just announced that National Geographic: Symphony for our World which was a sell-out success throughout the USA will make its European debut in Limerick City, at the Gaelic Grounds Stadium on Saturday September 29, 2018.
Symphony for Our World combines the natural history footage of the renowned National Geographic publishers/film makers in partnership with 21st Century Fox with an original symphony, performed live on stage by the 80 piece National Geographic Symphony Orchestra, lead by Irish Composer Kenneth Rice.
Show producers CWB.ie have worked closely with US counterparts JMP Entertainment, Inc. in securing this unprecedented event for Limerick’ Gaelic Grounds which brings a potential financial boost of €6 million to the Limerick region. With this European debut, CWB hope to highlight Limerick City as destination for high profile events.
Audiences will be treated to a 90-minute immersive symphonic experience, a feast for the eyes, for the ears and for the heart say the promoters.
Presented on two of the largest High Definition screens in Europe to an audience seated in the Mackey Stand, the groundbreaking imagery is made up of 130 years of 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”.
The symphony and theme was created by Emmy and BAFTA nominated Austin Fray and Andrew Christie of Bleedin Finger Music. The company has created original music for productions including BBC’s Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II and Big Cats.
Gaelic Grounds Chairperson Paul Foley says the this spectacular will be a historic event for the venue.
“We are most grateful for the support of Limerick City and County Council. This very special European Premiere with world-famed National Geographic will be an amazing and historic event for the venue. Combining 130 years of National Geographic’s visual storytelling, with original music from award-winning composers, we’re certain that must-see show, will thrill Limerick audiences”
This event pairs National Geographic’s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live by a full orchestra and choir. Driven by a five-part composition, the show brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky. Each movement results in a powerful musical tribute to the beauty and wonders of our wild world.
The show highlights groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of National Geographic history.