Hey there lovely creatures!
Just a note to let you know about what we got up to last night…Well, last night we went to see BBC’s Planet Earth in Concert at the London Southbank Centre. The showing consisted of 2 hours worth of chosen segments from the wonderful BBC documentary series accompanied by music composed and conducted by George Fenton and performed live under the projector screen by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Although it was at first strange not to be listening to David Attenborough whilst peering at arctic foxes on the big screen, we were soon entranced by the music. Each segment was introduced by the surprisingly charming Fenton and took us on a visual, auditory and emotional journey. From the unbelievable cuteness of baby polar bears sliding down snowy hills, through heartbreaking sadness seeing a baby elephant desperately searching for its mother during a dessert dust storm and all the way to a mix of fear and awe as we watched a giant great white catch his dinner. An opportunity to sit, watch, listen and ponder the world – almost a meditative experience – what a great way to end a weekend!
Check out this trailer made for the show back from 2012:
A bit of Googling has revealed that the tour is now moving to Germany where the music will be performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. If you happen to be in that part of the world, get yourself a ticket and go see, hear and experience it for yourself.