NASA and National Geographic join young global leaders and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for epic Glasgow climate concert.
Vital Signs of the Planet is a special moment for global youth and the arts to speak for the planet at this vital time for the world.
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.
A 100-strong symphony orchestra of young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and its Junior Conservatoire will join with internationally recognised conductor Emil de Cou, singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, and the Global Climate Uprising Festival to create this 90-minute live spectacular blend of sound and cinematic visuals.
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.
The unique occasion is delivered in partnership by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Global Climate Uprising Festival and is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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)