A HUGE 32’ WIDE SCREEN The largest screen we can fit in the Philharmonic Hall without decapitating the percussonists will be suspended above the mighty RLPO, showing unseen HD film from the Polar regions of our planet. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing live as the polar scenes engulf the Philharmonic Hall.
THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC PLAYING LIVE AT POLAR!
The RLPO is the oldest professional orchestra in the UK and has, arguably, never sounded better. Polar is built by the RLPO and World Class Service Ltd with the World Premieres taking place at the orchestra’s home, the Philharmonic Hall on January 8th 2011
John Harle says, "Words like epic, poetic and dramatic spring to mind when imagining the vastness of the Polar regions. In this journey through the landscapes and animal life of Arctica and Antarctica we've married music of equal scale and descriptive power to these great wonders of our world. With the lyrical music of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsy marrying rhythm, melody and harmony to unforgettable and never-seen-before footage of polar bears, penguins, beluga whales, and Sibelius's symphonic power matching the colossal scale of these icy, remote landscapes, Polar is an ode to these mysterious and monumental regions of the world that will move you with its stunning imagery and music".
Scottish documentary cameraman Doug Allan specialises in working in polar regions above and below the ice, and with marine mammals all over the world - although his filming assignments have also taken him up Everest, in submarines, and to the deserts of Africa! Doug is also one of the few photographers who can lay claim to success in the fields of both television series and stills.
Sue Flood is a wildlife filmmaker and photographer whose speciality is polar and marine environments, although she has worked in a diverse range of habitats around the world. She has had over 30 trips to the polar regions.