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A Concert Series Pairing National Geographic Footage with a Live Orchestra Is Touring Australia

The images will draw upon Nat Geo's 130-year archives, while the score will feature the work of composers such as Hans Zimmer, Austin Fray and Andrew Christie.
By Kat Hayes
May 13, 2018
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A Concert Series Pairing National Geographic Footage with a Live Orchestra Is Touring Australia

The images will draw upon Nat Geo's 130-year archives, while the score will feature the work of composers such as Hans Zimmer, Austin Fray and Andrew Christie.
By Kat Hayes
May 13, 2018
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If you've ever spent hours falling down the wildlife and nature video rabbit hole online late at night, this one's for you. National Geographic's Symphony For Our World will combine the best of the footage from the organisation's 130-year archives with a live orchestral performance, synchronising the triumphant moments of both music and nature under one spectacle. And, that soundtrack will feature a Hans Zimmer-flavoured score and feature a live choir as well.

The natural history footage will be drawn from years of past images, drawing from Nat Geo's shots from all over the world. The accompanying symphony will be created by Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring the work of composers such as the legendary Hans Zimmer, as well as Austin Fray and Andrew Christie. Just like the recent Planet Earth II Live in Concert, Zimmer's score especially will make you feel things you didn't know you could about animals you'll never meet.

A five-part composition that'll tour Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Symphony For Our World will take the audience on a journey from the sea, along the coastlines, across the land, through the mountains and then finally into the sky, with differing orchestral movements for each world environment. It's the story of our planet, but brought to life in a different way — so why not get out of the house and off YouTube and go see some fully immersive nature.

SYMPHONY FOR OUR WORLD TOUR DATES

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane – Sunday, August 26
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney – Friday, August 31
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne – Sunday, September 2

Symphony For Our World will tour Australia from August 26 to September 2. For more information and to buy tickets, visit natgeo-symphony.com

Published on May 13, 2018 by Kat Hayes

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