National Geographic, Pop-Up Magazine and The Seattle Symphony Partner for Live Event in Seattle This Spring

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National Geographic and Pop-Up Magazine, the internationally renowned “live magazine,” along with the Seattle Symphony, have announced a one-night-only special event at Benaroya Hall in Seattle on Monday, April 30, 2018. National Geographic + Pop-Up Magazine is an unforgettable evening of live journalism, featuring acclaimed storytellers from the worlds of film, print, audio, photography and more. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PST at

Pop-Up Magazine works with Oscar-winning filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, popular radio and podcast voices, and internationally known artists to perform thrilling stories at large theaters across the nation. This unique, collaborative edition of Pop-Up Magazine is produced specifically for fans who share National Geographic’s legendary fascination with the world around us, and will feature a mix of multimedia stories from Pop-Up Magazine and National Geographic contributors accompanied by an original live score performed by Magik*Magik Orchestra.

“For 130 years, National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us through ground-breaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world,” said Rosa Zeegers, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products and Experiences at National Geographic Partners. “The partnership between National Geographic + Pop-Up Magazine is an excellent opportunity to go further and bring the stories that have graced the pages of National Geographic magazine to a live, multimedia platform for curious and engaged people.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with National Geographic. The people who attend National Geographic Live events and Pop-Up Magazine shows are creative and curious about the world. Our show at the Seattle Symphony will bring them all a fun, fascinating night,” said Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of Pop-Up Magazine.

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About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit or, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Pop-Up Magazine Productions

Pop-Up Magazine Productions brings unforgettable multimedia storytelling to major theaters across the nation with the acclaimed live event, Pop-Up Magazine, called “a sensation” by The New York Times and “beautiful” by the Los Angeles Times. Renowned writers, photographers, radio and podcast producers, and filmmakers perform new, true stories onstage, accompanied by a live band and original score. Pop-Up Magazine Productions also publishes The California Sunday Magazine, the national magazine featuring ambitious reported features and photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America. The California Sunday Magazine, founded at the end of 2014, has been named a finalist for seven National Magazine Awards, including 2017 Magazine of the Year, and won three, including the National Magazine Award for Design and the National Magazine Award for Photography two years in a row. For more information visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About The Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Since 2011 the Seattle Symphony has been under the leadership of Ludovic Morlot who will step down as Music Director following the 2018-2019 season and be succeeded by current Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard. The Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received three Grammy Awards, 23 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.

Media Contacts

Hannah Sedgwick / National Geographic /

Victoria Chow / Pop-Up Magazine / / Tel: (917) 671-8779

Jen Rice / Benaroya Hall /