Wednesday, March 8 (7:30 PM) in Rudder Auditorium
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Live Concert Based on Emmy® Award-Winning Netflix Original Documentary Series Features a Live Orchestra Performing Oscar®-Winner Steven Price’s Compositions and On-Screen Narration by Legendary Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and Emmy® Award-Winning Actor William Shatner
COLLEGE STATION, TX: – The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original documentary series “Our Planet” has been transformed into OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT, a 60-city U.S. tour that includes a stop in Texas A&M University’s Rudder Auditorium on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM). Presented by OPAS< tickets range from $30-$80 and are on sale now at MSC Box Office (979-845-1234) and online at www.OPAStickets.org. A limited number of $22 tickets are available now for TAMU students in all seating zones.
Presented by GEALive, Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT fuses breathtaking cinematography projected on a large HD screen with new orchestrations by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (for the film “Gravity”) that are performed by a live 18-piece orchestra. The live show is co-narrated on screen by Sir David Attenborough and William Shatner.
“I can’t wait for the audience to experience the music of Our Planet Live in Concert,” says Price. “Using a combination of the most memorable sequences from the Netflix series exclusively designed for this show, the incredible musicians plan to take you on a journey that celebrates the wonders of our planet – the one home we all share – while showing the urgent need to treasure and protect it.”
From forests to high seas to frozen worlds and beyond, Netflix’s global phenomenon “Our Planet” features jaw-dropping imagery of the Earth’s most beautiful, intriguing and surprising wildlife. It inspires viewers to learn how climate change impacts all living creatures and what can be done about it.
OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT brings together some of the world’s greatest creatives, filmmakers, musicians and conservationists to provide an experience like no other. “The creators of ‘Our Planet’ have edited the most breath-taking sequences from the series to deliver a unique and compelling narrative to live audiences on a large screen in full HD quality,” says Floris Douwes, concert producer at GEAlive.
“We’ve seen first-hand the impact this series has generated by showcasing the wonders of our planet while also addressing the urgent need to protect it for future generations,” says Colin Butfield, former Executive Producer for “Our Planet” at WWF. “We hope to elevate this message and deepen the audience’s engagement with the natural world by bringing the documentary into the event space on a great scale.”
The show’s run time is approximately two hours including intermission.
For more information, visit www.OurPlanetInConcert.com and follow OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT on Facebook @OurPlanetLive and Instagram @OurPlanetInConcert.
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About Steven Price, Composer
Steven Price is an Academy Award-winning composer. In 2014, his groundbreaking score for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravitygarnered wins in the Best Original Score category for the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and Critics’ Choice Awards, along with ASCAP’s first-ever Film Composer of the Year award. Other prominent projects include Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho, Baby Driver and The World’s End, Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts, Warner Bros.’ blockbuster hit Suicide Squad, and the WWII epic Fury, written and directed by David Ayer, and starring Brad Pitt. Television credits include the BBC’s The Hunt, a landmark natural history documentary series for which Price won his second BAFTA Award, and Our Planet(Netflix), which earned two Emmy score nominations for the composer in 2019. Price also scored David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet(Netflix) for which he won an Emmy and an ASCAP Composers’ Choice Award for Documentary Score of the Year, and, in 2020, ventured into animation with Glen Keane’s Academy Award-nominated animated feature Over the Moon (Netflix) for which he received an Annie nomination for Best Music – Feature. Forthcoming projects include Beast (Universal), directed by Baltasar Kormákur and starring Idris Elba, The Swimmers (Working Title / Netflix), Michael Grandage’s My Policeman (Amazon Studios) and Distant (Amblin / Universal).
About Floris Douwes, Producer
Alongside partners Ton Olgers and Julia Krylova, Floris heads up GEALive, a company that designs, produces, and delivers creative live entertainment projects of all sizes. Recent and current projects include the world arena tours for the late legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, a collaboration with Graceland on Elvis Live on Screen with Symphony Orchestra and hosted by Priscilla Presley, a career retrospective tour of Hollywood composer James Newton Howard and the first ever live tour of the multi-Oscar® and Grammy Award®-winning pioneer of dance music, Giorgio Moroder.
About Silverback Films
Silverback Films specializes in the production of high-quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films. Its productions include cinema films for Disneynature, African Cats, Chimpanzee, Bears, Monkey Kingdom and Dolphin Reef and television series North America (Discovery) The Hunt (BBC) and Our Planet (Netflix).