Introduction

The unique performance will take place at 8:30pm on 26 March 2016, in the count down to this year’s Earth Hour. Global Orchestra’s Conductor-Cam will capture and stream live the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s highly acclaimed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson as he leads the SSO through Holst’s The Planets.


Date & Time

CONCERT FOR THE PLANET(CFP) will be held during Earth Hour, Saturday 26 March, 8.30 – 9.30pm, 2016.

We recommend you start your event at least 30 minutes prior to CFP lift off.

The CFP “LIVE” stream of Conductor-Cam and the SSO performance in the Sydney Opera House will commence 8.30pm Australian Eastern Summer Time (AEST). A recording of the stream will be repeated on the same online platforms every hour following Earth Hour as it travels across the globe, enabling musicians to join in.

Live Stream

If you are playing along you’ll need to see David Robertson on Conductor-Cam, which can be found on our home page at www.globalorchestra.com.  We'll let you know if there are going to be other links to the Live stream available.  Please join the mailings list and of course don't forget to register your event.

To watch and listen to the SSO, we suggest you go to YouTube where you can see a Live Stream of the whole orchestra.

Here are some links to help you set up.

Register your Event

If you haven’t already completed the online form - register now.

You can register to play, host or listen to the Concert for the Planet. We’d love to know more about you so that we can send updated information.  So join our mailing list, register an event and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

Additional Resources

The Global Orchestra has prepared other resources for you to enjoy and share. Our website will be updated as new resources are available.  Please join our mailing list or register so we can stay in touch.

  • Clips filmed with GoPro cameras of the principal players of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing The Planets for students to study.
  • GO also encourages interpretations of the work to inspire the broadest participation possible.  We’ll be sharing Global Orchestra Founder and Artistic Director Charlie Chan’s interpretation of The Planets– aptly called, The Planets reAligned.
  • ‘All In’ parts with instructions on how to make a junk instrument
  • Instructional video’s for practice and preparation
  • Ambassador Messages
  • Updated links for Live Stream & Conductor – Cam
  • Dress Rehearsal information – Dress Rehearsal 11am 25th of March (TBC)

Preparing for your performance

In preparation for the CONCERT FOR THE PLANET, an online platform has been designed to encourage educational outcomes, collaboration and sustainability. With the support of SSO, Global Orchestra has also created musical arrangements, instructional videos, lesson plans and information packs for participants to play their part on the big night.

The Conductor-Cam, featuring David Robertson conducting the SSO live in performance, will also guide players through the bar numbers and count players in to ensure everyone follows the score and knows when to play their part.

Playing your part

Follow Monica Trapaga, one of the Global Orchestra’s Ambassadors, in her How to Play Along video as she demonstrates how to get involved using common household objects such as a bucket, chopsticks or even a whisk!

Preparing for your performance

In preparation for the CONCERT FOR THE PLANET, an online platform has been designed to encourage educational outcomes, collaboration and sustainability. With the support of SSO, Global Orchestra has also created musical arrangements, instructional videos, lesson plans and information packs for participants to play their part on the big night.

The Conductor-Cam, featuring David Robertson conducting the SSO live in performance, will also guide players through the bar numbers and count players in to ensure everyone follows the score and knows when to play their part.

On the Night

Be ready, make sure everyone knows their part.

The conductor–cam web stream will have a clear view of David Robertson conducting the entire 7 movements of “The Planets”.

In addition to the conductor, the stream will show the bar numbers for each movement for those playing along to the score. There will also be information counting down and alerting players to the “all in“ and specially selected “solo” parts.

We’re really excited that you’re playing your part for the planet.

Sustainable Tips for your audience

Encourage your audience to, walk, ride, use Public Transport or Car pool to the event
BYO drinking glasses, picnic plates etc
Take your rubbish with you
Recycle