BBC Earth

The Blue Planet in Concert

An unforgettable visual and musical journey through the wildest and most beautiful parts of our Blue Planet.

The Blue Planet – A Natural History of the Oceans: The Television Series

Dive deep into the open ocean as cameras explore the huge variety of life in The Blue Planet – A Natural History of the Oceans. Experience the frozen seas swarming with hidden life, plunge into the warm coral seas and marvel at a rainbow of fish. Wining multiple Emmy and BAFTA awards for cinematography, this was the first ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world’s oceans.

The Concert

The concert is approximately 90 minutes long, and is performed with a full symphony orchestra playing live to specially edited footage on a giant screen.

The Blue Planet in Concert is a beautiful journey across our oceans. Featuring some friendly characters and some less friendly, we also celebrate the sheer beauty and colour of the mystical waters and coral reefs. This is a live cinematic production with specially edited footage from the landmark BBC series, backed by a majestic and moving original score. Inspired by Charles Trenet’s song ‘La Mer’, George Fenton includes an arrangement of this piece with an emotional visual sequence on the screen revealing how our oceans have changed over the last 50 years with human intervention, uniting the audience with a tremendous feeling of camaraderie and spirit to protect our Blue Planet.

Upcoming Dates

Location Venue Date Time Website
Charleston, USA Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences 19/03/16 8pm Book tickets

George Fenton – Composer and Conductor

George Fenton, creator of the Planets Trilogy, is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. In 1990, he composed the score to the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, the start of a creative relationship that has spanned over 20 years, culminating in the trilogy of Planet concerts, winning him an Emmy, BAFTA, Classical Brit and an Ivor Novello.

About BBC Earth’s Planet Trilogy

The Planets Trilogy: The Blue Planet in Concert, Planet Earth in Concert and Frozen Planet in Concert, are an epic and immersive experience in the most dynamic form.

“These concerts are not only a musical phenomenon; they also provide a stunning visual and thought-provoking way of helping people to understand the oceans and the need for their protection.”