NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:
SYMPHONY FOR OUR WORLD

ORCHESTRA
CLASSICAL

Management: Jean-Jacques Cesbron
Territory: Europe


ABOUT

This unprecedented 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 90-minute show highlights groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history. 

Sample Program


- THE TEAM -

 

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Jason Michael Paul

A pioneer and leader in the live symphonic concert industry, Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. produces and promotes concerts for leading international artists, including a series of live symphonic concerts that make video game music come to life.

International concert events include:

  • Dear Friends – Music from FINAL FANTASY
  • More Friends – Music from FINAL FANTASY
  • PLAY! A Video Game Symphony
  • rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes
  • The Legend of Zelda – 25th Anniversary Concerts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

A leader in film orchestra projects, Jason Michael Paul was the first to take video game music to the masses.

In 2004, JMP brought the first concert featuring music and visuals from FINAL FANTASY to the United States. More recently, Nintendo asked JMP to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their AAA series with a concert featuring the music from The Legend of Zelda. The success of those shows spawned a worldwide touring sensation with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Second Quest and Master Quest.

Jason Michael Paul has produced concerts all over the world for artists and companies such as Luciano Pavarotti, The Three Tenors, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Utah Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Bethesda, Square Enix, Konami, Electronic Arts, Disney, Madison Square Garden Network, PBS, LiveNation, AEG and Nederlander.


 Conductor

Conductor

Kelly Corcoran

Named “Best Classical Conductor” in 2015 by the Nashville Scene, Kelly Corcoran is a passionate advocate for the robust place of classical music in our lives and the lives of future generations. Corcoran is Artistic Director of Intersection, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to challenging the traditional concert experience with concerts for all ages. Corcoran conducted the Nashville Symphony for nine seasons both as Associate Conductor and Director of the Symphony Chorus where she conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances and was the primary conductor for the education and community engagement concerts. Corcoran founded the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra thirteen years ago and continues to serve on the board.

Corcoran has appeared as a guest conductor with many major orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, the Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, and National Symphonies, often with return engagements. Abroad, Corcoran has appeared with orchestras in Argentina, England, Spain, Mexico and Chile. Corcoran has worked with a range of artists and styles such as Bela Fleck and Amy Grant, film scores in concert, and as a regular conductor with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour.

Corcoran attended The Boston Conservatory and Indiana University. Her primary mentors are Leonard Slatkin and Marin Alsop. She also focused on contemporary literature with Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival.

Corcoran cares deeply about equity, our youth and the future of classical music and participated in REAL (Racial Equity in Arts Leadership), Project Music and Leadership Music and is an Advisor for Music Makes Us.


 Conductor

Conductor

Jessica Gethin

Fast being recognized as a leading Australian conductor of her generation, recent reviews describe her performances as ‘simply superb, her conducting is organic; she controlled the ebb and flow of tension with goosebump inducing artistry; a consummate musician in every respect’. 

Jessica has performed on stages throughout Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Asia and Australia. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree, winning the Faith Court Scholarship Prize for Performance, Jessica spent five years on the podium in the exclusive Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program, receiving a podium scholarship to study under internationally renowned conductors across Australia. In 2011, Jessica commenced her first official appointment as Chief Conductor of the Perth Symphony Orchestra (Western Australia) and Artistic Director of the Perth Chamber Orchestra in 2013. In 2015, Jessica won the Brian Stacey Emerging Australian Conductor Award and was announced as one of six Inaugural Fellows selected internationally from over 27 countries, accepted into the Institute of Women Conductors for five years, commencing with the Dallas Opera (USA) in November 2015. Jessica was honored to receive a 2016 Winston Churchill Fellowship for Performance Excellence in Classical Music.

Experiencing a diverse background working across genres ranging from baroque, classical symphonic and opera, to musical theatre, contemporary, film score and pop, Jessica has recorded for numerous CDs, live radio broadcasts, orchestra gala concerts and television commercials. She has conducted many international artists including Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel to rock legend Chrissy Amphlett and jazz great James Morrison. Her diverse podium experience sees her move between genres with ease; from conducting a Beethoven Symphony to modern film score with screen, to directing an operatic gala or showcasing a cross over contemporary artist with symphony.


 Conductor

Conductor

Kevin Zakresky

Kevin Zakresky is founder-director of the Sea to Sky Symphony and the conductor of
the Pacifica Singers in Vancouver. Kevin is Associate Conductor of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a production that has seen him directing orchestras in Philadelphia, Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottesville, Columbus, Miami and London (with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Wembley Arena). Future dates of Zelda include Vancouver, Edmonton and the Calgary Philharmonic.

Zakresky is the past Music Director of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and has recently conducted the St Louis Symphony, Sudbury Symphony, West Coast
Symphony, Vancouver Chamber Choir and two concerts with Sea to Sky. He completed his Doctorate at Yale University in 2012.

Zakresky made his CBC broadcast debut conducting Monteverdi with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra in 2014. During his time with the Prince George Symphony, he worked with many soloists including Jane Coop, Dale Barltrop, Nadina Mackie Jackson and Lucas Wong. He has been a faculty member of the Vancouver International Song Institute, directed choirs at Douglas College and has taught conducting at the School for Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University. He currently teaches at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music.



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