George Fenton brings his acclaimed score for The Blue Planet to London for one-off Live Show

Date: 28.11.2014     Last updated: 28.11.2014 at 11.41
Category: BBC Worldwide
• The Blue Planet in Concert at London’s Festival Hall
• Performed by the London Philharmonia
• 22nd January 2015
• for more information

George Fenton is one of the leading British film composers of his generation. In his career he has been nominated for five Oscars, 14 BAFTAs (of which he won three), and three Golden Globes for scores to films including Gandhi (1983), Dangerous Liaisons (1989) and The Madness of King George (1996).

He is perhaps best-known for his work writing film scores and music for blue chip wildlife series including ‘The Blue Planet’ (2001), ‘Planet Earth’ (2006) and ‘Frozen Planet’ (2011), which won a BAFTA (2002, Blue Planet) and two EMMY awards (2002, Blue Planet) and (2007, Planet Earth).

Following on from the success of these critically-acclaimed, award-winning series, BBC Earth and composer George Fenton have joined forces with the world renowned Philharmonia Orchestra to present Blue Planet in Concert on Thursday 22 January at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

The show is a live cinematic production with specially edited footage from the iconic BBC series, backed by a majestic and moving original score. Inspired by Charles Trenet’s song ‘La Mer’, George Fenton includes an arrangement of this piece with an emotional visual sequence on the screen revealing how our oceans have changed over the last 50 years with human intervention. The concert always receives a standing ovation as it unites the audience with a tremendous feeling of camaraderie and spirit to protect our Blue Planet.

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Concert details


Thursday 22 Jan 2015, 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall, London

George Fenton conductor

Philharmonia Orchestra

Tickets: £15-£55

0800 652 6717


Gift package

In time for Christmas, Philharmonia Orchestra has teamed up with SEA LIFE London Aquarium to offer exclusive packages (concert ticket and day pass) from £30 (Adult)/£20 (Child). Visit for more details.

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