4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will highlight the greatest hits and hidden gems of one of the world’s legendary musicians and showmen
SPRINGFIELD, MASS (July 9, 2018) – MGM Springfield, the soon-to-open entertainment destination in downtown Springfield, will celebrate the music of Prince through an orchestral performance featuring some of the world’s leading musicians and vocalists. “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince” is scheduled to take center stage in Symphony Hall Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.
The orchestra will perform songs from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlight many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, as well as feature some of the lesser-known gems. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, helped curate the music and orchestral arrangements the symphony will play.
“We continue to reaffirm our commitment to bringing the world’s best entertainment to downtown,” said Talia Spera, executive director of entertainment for MGM Springfield. “As our grand opening approaches, the city’s excitement and enthusiasm grows. We’re rejuvenating this storied arts and entertainment community with shows and memorable experiences that give our guests new reasons to visit.”
Tickets for 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince at Symphony Hall are priced at $45, $59, $69 and $79, not including applicable taxes and service charges, and go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Hall box offices, online at SymphonyHall.com or by calling the box office at 413.788.7033.
4U-A Symphonic Celebration of Prince was created by Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment. It is the only approved Prince symphonic show in the world officially endorsed by the Prince Estate. The show focuses on the legendary artist’s music as well as incorporates state-of-the-art production and video provided by the estate. While Questlove has helped curate the show, he is not a participant. Given his affinity for Prince and knowledge of his music, Questlove has created an arrangement of songs that honor and celebrate the musical genius that was Prince.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About TCG Entertainment
TCG Entertainment www.TCGENT.com is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry with a focus on symphonic, family, music, and other live touring properties. Current and past productions include A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, multiple productions of Cirque Musica www.CirqueMusica.com, A Night of Symphonic Rock, REWIND-Celebrating the 80s, and more.
About The Prince Estate
The Prince Estate passionately presents Prince’s life and work, and cultivates opportunities to further his legacy. As the singular, authoritative source on all things Prince, The Prince Estate inspires and educates fans, celebrates Prince in his totality, and stewards Prince’s legacy into the future. www.princeestate.com.
About Symphony Hall
The historic Symphony Hall theatre is home to Broadway-style theatre, top-quality children’s programming, internationally recognized speakers and numerous concerts and performances. Built in the early 1900s, the historic building underwent an extensive renovation in the fall of 2004. Symphony Hall is also home to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, The Springfield Public Forum and public and private graduation ceremonies for the Springfield Public Schools and surrounding communities.
About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, inspired dining and diverse retail. MGM Springfield also will feature a luxury cinema, high-energy bowling complex, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield is scheduled to open August 24, 2018. www.mgmspringfield.com.