First Citizens Bank proudly presents Our Planet Live in Concert at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023. This presentation is part of the 2022-2023 Performing Arts and Leadership Series.
The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original documentary series “Our Planet” has been transformed into Our Planet Live in Concert, a 60-city U.S. tour. Presented by GEALive, Silverback Films, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Our Planet Live in Concert fuses breathtaking cinematography projected on a large HD screen with new orchestrations by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (for the film “Gravity”) that are performed by a live 18-piece orchestra. The live show is co-narrated on screen by Sir David Attenborough and William Shatner.
“I can’t wait for the audience to experience the music of Our Planet Live in Concert,” says Price. “Using a combination of the most memorable sequences from the Netflix series exclusively designed for this show, the incredible musicians plan to take you on a journey that celebrates the wonders of our planet – the one home we all share – while showing the urgent need to treasure and protect it.”
From forests to high seas to frozen worlds and beyond, Netflix’s global phenomenon “Our Planet” features jaw-dropping imagery of the Earth’s most beautiful, intriguing, and surprising wildlife. It inspires viewers to learn how climate change impacts all living creatures and what can be done about it.
Our Planet Live in Concert brings together some of the world’s greatest creatives, filmmakers, musicians, and conservationists to provide an experience like no other. “The creators of ‘Our Planet’ have edited the most breath-taking sequences from the series to deliver a unique and compelling narrative to live audiences on a large screen in full HD quality,” says Floris Douwes, concert producer at GEAlive.
“We’ve seen first-hand the impact this series has generated by showcasing the wonders of our planet while also addressing the urgent need to protect it for future generations,” says Colin Butfield, former Executive Producer for “Our Planet” at WWF.
“We hope to elevate this message and deepen the audience’s engagement with the natural world by bringing the documentary into the event space on a great scale.”
The show’s run time is approximately two hours including intermission.
Part of the proceeds of ticket sales from Our Planet Live in Concert will be donated to WWF’s global conservation work.
To learn more about Our Planet Live in Concert, visit their website at visit OurPlanetInConcert.com and follow Our Planet Live in Concert on Facebook @OurPlanetLive and Instagram @OurPlanetInConcert.
For tickets to the show, call the NIACC Box Office at 641-422-4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at niacc.edu/boxoffice.