This unique, free performance will take place during Earth Hour on Saturday 24 March, 2018
8:30pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS), 7.30pm AEST (QLD).

Global Orchestra’s Conductor-Cam will capture and stream live the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra performing Holst’s “The Planets”.

Here's a video, should your planning group needs to understand how the CONCERT FOR THE PLANET, played by the Global Orchestra, will come together

Date & Time

CONCERT FOR THE PLANET(CFP) is an hour long event will which take place during Earth Hour, Saturday 24 March  at 8.30pm AEDT (or 7.30pm AEST for participants in Queensland.).

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

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra will play “The Planets” at the new HOTA Outdoor Stage. The performance, together with Conductor-Cam and specific information for participants will be streamed live.  A recording of the live streams will be available immediately after the performance so anyone can join in as Earth Hour makes it way around the globe..

Live StreamS

If you are playing along you’ll need to see Lachlan Snow on Conductor-Cam, which can be found on our homepage. Conductor-Cam will also be available from other platforms and websites.  We’ll be sending all these links and rehearsal information in the week prior to our concert together.  Don’t forget to register so we can send you the most up to date information.

To watch and listen to the Live Stream of the entire orchestra, go to the Facebook Live stream which you access directly from our home page.

Here a link to some useful Facebook Live info:


Register your Event

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

You can register to play, host or listen during 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 then we can update you as new content and stream information becomes available..

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.  
  • ‘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 Rehearsals and Test Broadcasts around the 23rd of March from 7pm (AEST)


There are wonderful lesson plans and other education resources that are accessible to all skill levels.

Playing your part

Watch 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 and even a whisk!


There are 7 different movements for each different planet. You can choose to play in all 7 or pick the planet you would like to play. There are also different parts depending on which instrument you play so make sure you download the appropriate one, according to your level of skill and instrument.

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 our first orchestra partner, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Global Orchestra created musical arrangements, instructional videos, lesson plans and information packs for participants to play their part on the big night.

Conductor-Cam, featuring Lachlan Snow conducting the Gold Coast Philharmonic will 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