Blue Planet Live! (Featuring a live 76 piece orchestra and a breathtaking 18 metre x 10 metre screen)
29th December 2006
- Doors Open:
7.30pm prompt (please arrive early)
£26.50 Ad/ £19.50 Ch- Family tickets (2 ad/2 ch) £75
THE BLUE PLANET LIVE!
The Blue Planet Live! –the innovative concert based on the award-winning BBC documentary The Blue Planet- will be coming to the Metro Radio Arena for one exclusive live show in December.
This exciting performance will take place in an arena setting where a selection of the most captivating scenes from The Blue Planet programme will be projected on an immense screen. At 18m x 10m, it will be one of the largest screens ever used in the country.
The Blue Planet Live! will be conducted by award-winning composer George Fenton, who has won BAFTA, Emmy and Ivor Novello awards for his score for the original series and has also been nominated five times for Oscar and three times for Golden Globe. George Fenton’s recent film scores include Nick Hytner’s The History Boys and Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, winner of this year’s Palme d’Or. He also composed the music to the BBC Planet Earth series.
Review from Sunday Express of Royal Festival Hall show – October 2001:
“If Attenborough and his team are magicians, so is composer George Fenton…Fenton's music was amazing. Massive percussion and rending brass for the destructive work of the whales, graceful flutes for the spinning dolphins, Chinese theatre instruments to illustrate the exotic pink crabs.”
The orchestra in all three UK cities will be Manchester Camerata, while the choir is UK-based choral ensemble Canzonetta.
The Blue Planet Live! is brought to the UK by World Class Service and SMG Europe, with a view to international touring next year.
Howard Raynor, Managing Director of World Class Service, commented:
“We are excited to bring Blue Planet Live! to the UK. The giant screening of the breathtaking images will create a feeling of being amongst the creatures in the ocean with the atmospheric accompaniment of a world-class orchestra. This is the first time that a natural history series has been transformed into a live event and – given the popularity of the TV show- we expect it to be a huge success”.
One of the BBC Natural History’s most successful brands of the last twenty years, the Blue Planet series was created in 2001 and has been sold to more than 140 countries, winning countless awards.
The Blue Planet Live!
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 29th December 2006
Tickets are priced at £26.50 (adults) and £19.50 (under 14).
Family tickets (2 adults/2 children) are also available at £75.
Get the low down on the live concert inspired by the award-winning BBC Natural History series with the Metro Radio Arena's top five Blue Planet Live! facts:
1: The Blue Planet Live! combines stunning sequences from David Attenborough's documentary with composer George Fenton's outstanding score.
2: BAFTA award-winning composer, George Fenton, leads the Manchester Camerata orchestra and Canzonetta choir before an immense 18 metre wide screen - the largest of its kind in the country.
3: George Fenton has received Emmy and Ivor Novello awards for his BBC score and has also been nominated for an Oscar five times and a Golden Globe three times.
4: George Fenton has also scored for the films Gandhi, Cry Freedom, Dangerous Liaisons and Hitch.
5: The Blue Planet, one of the BBC's most successful brands of the last twenty years, was created in 2001 and has been sold to more than 140 countries.