First Listen to Original Music Created for “Luminous The Symphony of Us” Coming Soon to EPCOT

In just over a month on December 5th, EPCOT will debut a brand-new nighttime show, Luminous The Symphony of Us. Today, Disney revealed a first look and listen to some of the original music that will be featured during the show.

What’s Happening:

  • Featuring dazzling fireworks, fountains, lights and music to connect us all through commonalities of the heart, this all-new show shines a light on how each of our unique melodies comes together to form a great symphony – the symphony of us.
  • Much like a beautiful piece of music, Luminous The Symphony of Us is made up of a series of movements, each representing life experiences that we have in common, showing us that we’re more alike than we are different. Punctuating these movements are two original songs written just for the spectacular, as well as new arrangements of carefully selected Disney songs we all know and love.
  • At the start of the show, World Showcase comes to life as we hear voices from each pavilion welcoming us to this great gathering. With the tap of a conductor’s baton, our first movement begins with the original song, “Heartbeat Symphony.”
  • Check out this behind-the-scenes look at some of the music recording sessions for Luminous The Symphony of Us, including a sneak preview of “Heartbeat Symphony.”

  • With the stage set, our symphony takes us to the tender love of parenthood, highlighting childhood moments where each of our journeys began and featuring a stirring, multilingual arrangement of “You’ll Be in My Heart.” The symphony then transitions to “Proud Corazón” as we find our voice in a movement dedicated to the bonds of family. Friendship follows, with classic songs like “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Friend Like Me” taking us back to the days of recess and friendship bracelets.
  • Set to a sweeping arrangement of “So Close” from Enchanted, the romance movement celebrates the moments when we find someone with whom our melody blends.
  • Inevitably in life, we experience the quiet loneliness of loss, but as “When She Loved Me” and “Remember Me” bring us “Into the Unknown,” the echoes of those around us remind us that we’re never truly alone. As we come out of the darkness, the music crescendos to “I See the Light” from “Tangled,” launching us into our finale – and our second original song, entitled “Beating of our Hearts” – where we all come together as one and find our place in the great symphony of life.
  • As you can probably tell, music plays a critical role in telling this tale. The team at Disney Live Entertainment once again worked with composer Pinar Toprak on the show’s incredible score. You may know Pinar from her work on film soundtracks or heard her EPCOT anthem at night by Spaceship Earth.
  • Among the choir of voices lending their vocal talents to the score are singer/songwriter Sheléa and the multi-talented Katharine McPhee.
  • Luminous The Symphony of Us debuts December 5th as part of the grand finale of the multi-year transformation of EPCOT.
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Luke Manning
Luke is a fan of all things theme parks and self-proclaimed #1 fan of Joffrey’s Coffee, who lives in Kissimmee, FL