Philharmonia Orchestra perform George Fenton’s The Blue Planet

London Philharmonia rehearse The Blue Planet concert. Photos by Jonathan Hordle / Rex
London Sea Life Aquarium staff tune up to support the Philharmonia Orchestra’s The Blue Planet concert. Photos by Jonathan Hordle / Rex

BBC Earth and leading British film composer George Fenton have joined forces with the world renowned Philharmonia Orchestra to present Blue Planet in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

George Fenton is one of the major 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 award-winning music for blue-chip wildlife series including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet.

The show with Philharmonia Orchestra is a live cinematic production with specially edited footage from the iconic BBC series, backed by a majestic and moving original score.
Divers from the Sea Life Aquarium pictured with their world famous sharks in traditional orchestral tails to celebrate the return of BBC Earth's The Blue Planet in Concert to London on January 22nd. Tickets are available from

Inspired by Charles Trenet’s song La Mer, George Fenton includes an arrangement of the 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.

The Blue Planet In Concert takes place at the Royal Festival Hall on January 22.

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