Dolly Parton Announces ‘Multimedia Symphonic Storytelling Experience’

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Dolly Parton isn’t displaying any indicators of backing down from her proclamation that she thinks her touring days are over. But followers will but have a possibility to go see her music carried out in live performance, with orchestral renditions and Parton collaborating by way of appearances on a giant display, as a part of a “multimedia symphonic story-telling experience” that may hit the street in 2025.

“Dolly Parton’s Threads: My Songs in Symphony” was introduced Tuesday by Parton and her co-producers on the undertaking, Schirmer Theatrical and Sony Music Publishing. The tour’s first date will happen with the Nashville Symphony on March 20, 2025, with dates in different cities with native orchestras to observe.

The announcement for the bizarre undertaking says that “Threads” will function “Dolly’s songs and the stories behind them in an innovative multimedia symphonic experience featuring Dolly on screen, leading audiences in a visual-musical journey of her songs, her life and her stories.” The program may have the orchestras “accompanied by guest vocalists and musicians” and have “new and innovative orchestrations” of her signature songs, organized by David Hamilton.

“I’m just so excited to share my songs and the stories behind them in this beautiful new way,” Parton mentioned in an announcement. “‘Threads: My Songs in Symphony’ is like a journey through the heartstrings of my life. I hope we can take it far and wide to symphony orchestras everywhere.” 

“Bringing the genius, music, life and legacy of Dolly Parton to symphonic audiences is an honor for us,” mentioned Schirmer Theatrical president Robert Thompson. “Audiences will hear for the first time Dolly’s songs performed by orchestras worldwide in this innovative symphonic story-telling experience.”

Parton mentioned in a 2022 Pollstar cowl story that she was performed with going out on the street, which would depart her 2016 Pure & Simple Tour as her remaining outing of any actual size. “”I don’t assume I’ll ever tour once more, however I do know I’ll do particular exhibits right here and there, at times,” she mentioned on the time. “Maybe do a long weekend of shows, or just a few shows at a festival. But I have no intention of going on a full-blown tour anymore. I’ve done that my whole life, and it takes so much time and energy.”

Schirmer Theatrical, a part of the Wise Music Group, has specialised in film-with-live-orchestra concert events, but additionally has moved into the sector of orchestral concert events centered round pop catalogs. In 2024, the corporate has dates booked with native symphonies across the licensed and sanctioned packages “Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown” and “Twist & Shout: The Music of the Beatles,” amongst others.

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