Bringing people together is a very important part to play for the planet. Great to have you on board. You are our co-pilots on our mission. Below we have compiled some tips to help you launch your sustainable satellite community event.

Hash tags

These are very important as they encourage content discoverability.

Recommended Google+ hash tags

  • #globalorchestra
  • #EarthHour

Recommended twitter handles @

  • @globalorchestra
  • @SydOperaHouse
  • @SydSymph
  • @EarthHour

Recommended Facebook Tags

  • Global Orchestra
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Earth Hour Global
  • Earth Hour Australia

Remember if you have any content featuring ambassadors, teachers, friends please hash tag.

Eg: #angelacatterns #charliechan #monicatrapaga #MrsCarey #myschoolname etc

This is the case across Twitter, Google+, Instagram (especially Instagram), Facebook and LinkedIn.

Date & Time

Concert for the Planet (CFP) will be held during Earth Hour, Saturday 28 March, 8.30 – 9.30pm, 2015.

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

The CFP  “LIVE” stream of Conductor-Cam and the SSO performance in the Sydney Opera House will commence 8.30 pm 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  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.


Live Stream Checklist

  • Fast Internet Connection (could work on 4G or WIFI but most stable connection is wired Ethernet to the actual router or network switch)
  • Computers fast enough to stream video (if you show both streams you will need 2 computers)
  •  Projector & Screen** to watch Conductor-Cam (for musicians)
  • Projector & Screen ** to watch Live Broadcast (for audience)
  •  A public address system that will connect the vision and the sound
** Projector & Screen can be replaced by flat screen TV hooked up to computer


You’ll need computers/laptops to show both streams.

The software you’ll require is:

  • ·Adobe Flash Player
  • Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari
  • Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+, Ubuntu 10+, or Linux OS 11+ (64-bit)
** Don’t forget to update your software!

Test your technology

We will be rehearsing and testing the stream on Friday the 27 March at 11am (TBC). We’ll email you with instructions and more information – so don’t forget to register your event so we can keep you in the loop. 

The rehearsal will enable us to take into consideration latency issues, bandwidth and synchronisation problems.  We may also provide a cached version of the conductor from the previous days rehearsal as time and resources allow.

Thanks for participating and playing your part for the planet!