Australians love movies. And David Attenborough. And Eric Bana. Now all those things come together in the Australian concert tour of Planet Earth II Live in Concert. The show, narrated live by Bana, features
breathtaking footage from the acclaimed BBC Earth series projected on a giant screen; with Australia’s leading orchestras performing live with conductor, Vanessa Scammell.
Produced by BBC Studios’ acclaimed Natural History Unit and presented by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth II was filmed over three years using advanced technology. Like its TV cousin, the film elevates natural history to a new level. It allows audiences to experience nature from a completely new angle – closer, more immersive and more surprising than ever before.
The footage is set to a score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe. The concert tour aims to bring audiences eye-to-eye with the animals living in spectacular landscapes. From rubbing shoulders with primates in the steaming jungles of Madagascar, to racing alongside fearsome hunting lions in the remote sandy deserts of Namibia. From stormy Antarctic seas with a family of penguins, to feeling the raw tension as a baby iguana tries to escape the clutches of deadly racer snakes.
Hans Zimmer is of course renowned for his work on the likes of Gladiator, Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049, but the landmark BBC series stands out among his film work. Planet Earth II seeks to provide an emotional musical and visual experience that shows the wonder of nature on an unprecedented scale.
Details for the Planet Earth II Live in Concert tour are:
• 27 April: Perth Arena with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
• 29 April: Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with the Melbourne Pops
• 1 May: Brisbane Entertainment Centre with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
• 4 May: International Convention Centre, Sydney with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Tickets are now available through Ticketek.
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David Edwards is the editor of The Blurb and a contributor on film and television