March 15, 2023
‘Our Planet Live in Concert’ explores wonder of the world April 11 at Eisenhower Auditorium
UNIVERSITY PARK—The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original documentary series “Our Planet” has been transformed into “Our Planet Live in Concert.” The Center for the Performing Arts will host the breathtaking audio-visual event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Like the Netflix series, the live show is narrated on screen by Sir David Attenborough, who has inspired millions by bringing the natural world to one’s living room. Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner will co-narrate the program. Tickets are $39 for an adult, $15 for a University Park student, and $22 for a person 18 and younger and are available for purchase online. Tickets are also available by calling 814-863-0255 or in person, weekdays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at Eisenhower Auditorium. Visit “Our Planet Live in Concert” online for more information. A collaboration between GEALive, Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund, “Our Planet Live in Concert” combines high-quality live elements with a fusion of breathtaking cinematography projected on a large HD screen. “Our Planet” blends spectacular wildlife footage with the mysteries of how and why animals migrate. The program features stunning imagery of the Earth’s most beautiful, intriguing and surprising wildlife as it follows animals on the move from plains to frozen worlds to high seas and beyond. The breathtaking cinematography is paired with new orchestrations by Oscar Award-winning composer Steven Price performed live by a touring ensemble enhanced by members of the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra. Shatner’s narration provides bridges between the visually stunning nature imagery.
“There are moments when you might laugh and moments where you might cry, but really we’re looking to celebrate the beautiful planet we share and send people home with optimism,” Price said. “Finding a way to strike the right balance musically was something I spent a lot of time on.”Read a Center for the Performing Arts interview with the “Our Planet” composer. A donation will be made to the World Wildlife Fund for each concert on the tour. Watch a preview of “Our Planet Live in Concert.” Acknowledgements TIAA, Geisinger, The Village at Penn State, Kish Bank, and Designer’s Studio are corporate sponsors of the event. Susan and Lewis Steinberg and Lam and Lina Hood are individual sponsors of the event. Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development and Pieter and Lida Ouwehand Endowment provide support. A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible. Find the Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.