Planet Earth Live, a spectacular live music event accompanied by scenes from the BBC television series will be performed in London’s O2 Arena this July. George Fenton, Emmy Award-winning composer, will conduct the 84-piece BBC Concert Orchestra starring Haley Glennie-Smith.
The London show marks the debut of the event in the UK and also the debut of a new, larger and more dramatic visual presentation. The new Planet Earth Live production exploits the enormous scale of the O2 arena with a 100-foot hemispherical screen and multiple projectors. Using developed production techniques, this live cinematic event will take you on a journey of our planet, its habitats and life on a scale never seen before. The live show has been designed to create a fantastic family experience, as well as appeal to fans of great orchestral music.
Planet Earth Live premiered in the US in June 2010 to packed houses and received phenomenal critical praise during a five week run performing with some of the greatest symphony orchestras in the US. The US tour visited major cities Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia and ended in two sell-out performances at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The BBC Planet Earth television series took four years to produce and showcased the efforts of 71 film crews in 204 locations and 62 countries that extended over 2,000 days in the field. The 11 episode series features footage of deep sea oceanography, deserts landscapes, arctic tundra, rare animal life and other natural wonders and it was the first natural history television project filmed using High Definition cameras.
Location: London – The O2 Arena
Date: Saturday 30th July 2011
Time: 1:30pm and 6:30pm
Tickets: £24.75 – 50.00 from Ticketmaster