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‘Planet Earth II Live in Concert’

Planet Earth II Live in Concert was narrated live by Australian actor Eric Bana and featured breath-taking footage from the acclaimed BBC Earth series (presented by Sir David Attenborough) projected on a giant screen behind the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing the score by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe live with conductor Vanessa Scammell.

Unlike previous screenings of films with live performances of their music scores I have attended in the Opera House Concert Hall, the cavernous venue of the International Convention Centre Theatre at Darling Harbour allowed the orchestra to visually meld with the images projected on the wall behind it. With skilful lighting design that highlighted the orchestra in matching hues, the antics of primates in the jungles of Madagascar and drama of the natural world of field mice dodging predators diving from the sky were heightened.

Sword-billed humming bird. Image: Supplied
Sword-billed humming bird. Image: Supplied

 

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