In celebration of Earth Hour, we bring you an evening of discovery and symphonic experience, transforming the parkland into a live music soundscape.
The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, extended to include over 100 local musicians, will perform Holst’s The Planets with conductor Lachlan Snow.
This spectacular concert will be live-streamed globally, enabling musicians and communities to play together. Join this unique event at HOTA with a picnic under the stars.
In the second-ever Concert for the Planet, HOTA has partnered with the Global Orchestra Foundation, in a commitment to make positive change for our future.
Outdoor activities begin at 5pm, with the main concert starting at 7.30pm (AEST). This is a free non-ticketed event.
Everyone, anywhere on the planet can play along to the music. You don’t have to be a skilled musician or play an orchestral instrument to be a part of this amazing event. To participate from afar, simply join the Global Orchestra at www.globalorchestra.com/register
The Global Orchestra Was Founded In 2013 With The Idea Of Combining Technology And Creativity – For The Planet’s Sake.
In March 2014, during Earth Hour, the first Concert for the Planet was staged. An ensemble orchestra played Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – at the Balmain Town Hall, to a rapt, enthusiastic audience.
During Earth Hour 2015, The Global Orchestra Foundation staged a huge, multi location collaborative music project. At the stroke of 8.30pm, when lights were switched off all over the city, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra began playing the Concert for the Planet … this time, a mass-participation, multi-location performance of Holst’s The Planets. More than 200 schools, community groups and orchestras across 350 locations joined in, enabled by technology, … playing the same piece of music at the same time.