Blue Planet II

10 March 2019

Event Type



Palais 12

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18:30 // Doors
20:00 // Blue Planet II - Part I
20:50 // Break
21:10 // Blue Planet II - Part II

The most spectacular sequences from the groundbreaking and award-winning BBC Studios series Blue Planet II in 4K Ultra HD on a giant LED wall – accompanied live by a symphonic orchestra.

Music by Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming.

After the great success of Planet Earth II – LIVE IN CONCERT at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, the live adaptation of award-winning BBC nature documentaries will continue in spring 2019 – with  BLUE PLANET II – LIVE IN CONCERT on March 10 at Palais 12 in Brussels.

It all began 20 years ago with a crew of nature filmmakers from the BBC Natural History Unit who set out to film a series about the world’s oceans – to an extent never seen before. The unique shots led to the award-winning series The Blue Planet, which was first broadcast in 2001, setting new standards for marine documentaries.

During the four-year shooting of Blue Planet II, the teams embarked on 125 expeditions, visited 39 countries, filmed on all continents and across every ocean. They spent 6,000 hours deep-sea diving, 1,000 of which were on underwater submersibles. Logistically, some of these expeditions could be compared to a trip into space – such was the effort. In the process, the camera teams encountered creatures that appeared so strange that they really did seem to come from a different planet.

BLUE PLANET II – LIVE IN CONCERT is a gripping mixture of symphonic concert and nature film!

The live adaptation “BLUE PLANET II – LIVE IN CONCERT” shows a selection of the most spectacular scenes from the seven-part BBC television series on a giant LED screen – and takes the viewer on a journey from icy polar seas to pulsating coral reefs, from the luminous deep sea to enormous kelp forests.

“The camera systems and technology used to explore the Earth’s surface and ocean’s depths have evolved to a remarkable extent that we are now able to acquire footage unlike ever before and we felt compelled to provide an equally elevated sonic experience.”

Hans Zimmer

The unique visual images are accompanied by cinematic music composed by Bleeding Fingers Music.  The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman, will perform the compositions that were written for the BBC Studios TV series. The Live Concert presents a truly immersive experience of Ultra 4K visuals, soaring orchestral music and immersive sound effects.

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