Photo, Chris Christodoulou
Hans Zimmer composer
Iain Farrington composer/arranger
Chris Packham presenter
Megan McCubbin presenter
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ben Palmer conductor
Angie Newman BSL interpreter
Murray Gold/Jeremy Holland-Smith: Life Story, Overture
Sarah Class/Elizabeth Purnell: Africa, Giraffe Fight
Ben Salisbury/Elizabeth Purnell: The Life of Mammals
George Fenton: The Blue Planet, Sardine Run
Nitin Sawhney/Ben Palmer: Wonders of the Monsoon
George Fenton: Planet Earth, Snow Geese
Barnaby Taylor/Ed Watkins: Nature’s Great Events
Murray Gold/Jeremy Holland-Smith: Life Story, Puffer Fish
Hans Zimmer/Camila Cabello: Take Me Back Home, from Frozen Planet II
Hans Zimmer/Jacob Shea/Jasha Klebe/David Fleming/Iain Farrington: Earth Symphony
I loved the performance. I was sure it would have an element of doom and gloom, but although the obvious point of the concert was to highlight the problems with the world, it wasn’t dwelt on and there was beautiful photography by the NHU and music to match. There was some horrific film of koalas in Australian bush fires, mountains of plastic waste and fruit bats running the gauntlet of crocodile filled rivers as they tried to cool off in the increasing climatic temperatures, but these were tempered with wonderful shots of wildlife surviving. There were even some very comical moments when the music totally enhanced the films. Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin did a good job of introducing each section and they got the point across that we ALL need to do something NOW about climate change. Admittedly they were preaching to the converted but Chris was very right to point out and thank parents and grandparents for taking their children and grandchildren to the concert. Hans Zimmer making an appearance was an exciting total surprise. They also made a great point of acknowledging Sir David Attenborough’s life and works and passion for saving the planet.
All in all a great evening, much enjoyed, with a strong message.
Absolutely stunning, my eyes never moved whilst watching the TV, it was incredible, 1st class. Thank you. Even though I’m 66 yrs. old. Kind Regards, Lou Percival.