Vital Signs of the Planet Concert

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - New Auditorium

02 Nov 2021

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  • Description

The power of music, combined with new dramatic footage from NASA and National Geographic, will bring the impact of climate change over the last 20 years on planet earth to the forefront for a powerful live and cinematic event at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during COP26.


Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and delivered in partnership with Global Climate Uprising Festival, Vital Signs of the Planet brings together a 100-strong symphony orchestra of young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and its Junior Conservatoire with internationally recognised conductor Emil de Cou and singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield to create a 60-minute live spectacular blend of sound and cinematic visuals.


This is a special moment for global youth and the arts to speak for the planet in Glasgow at this vital time for the world. Against a backdrop of volcanoes fuming, hurricanes flooding and wildfires sweeping across the landscape, young musicians and leaders, champions of the environmental movement, will tell their stories of climate change in a concert designed to inspire and motivate audiences in Glasgow and internationally.


Highlights will include new footage of climate change from NASA and National Geographic, messages from the International Space Station and the Earthshot Prize, and appearances by young environmental partners from the most impacted areas of the world.


Be part of the movement and action in the city during COP26 and join us for this powerful, live and cinematic event at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.


The programme will include excerpts from:

Sinfonia Antartica, Ralph Vaughan Williams

La Mer, Claude Debussy

Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi

Advent, Michael Giacchino

With a live performance of Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield



Andrea Gajic, Violin (Vivaldi, Four Seasons)

Claire Lumsden, Soprano (Giacchino, Advent)

Little Acres (Unwritten)

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