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On Thursday, March 14th, 2019 we are delighted to host a special screening of CINE-SYMPHONY PLANET EARTH. This spectacular musical and cinematographic masterpiece is a collaboration between TNC member Johan de Meij, the composer of Symphony No. 3 Planet Earth, and his wife Dyan Machan, writer and producer.

Two years in the making, this film project is an ethereal blending of cinema and orchestral music. It made audience members leap from their seats and return for the second performance when it premiered in Switzerland last August. Please join us for this special screening and a Q&A with Johan and Dyan, on March 14th, 2019.

World-renowned Dutch composer Johan de Meij wrote the Planet Earth symphony in 2005 and dedicated his symphonic ode to Mother Earth to his soon-to-be bride. A sequel to Gustav Holst’s The Planets, the symphony centers on the one planet Holst forgot: our own. In 2006, the work was the winner of the International Composition Competition in Corciano, Italy.

Ten years later, Dyan decided to create a film to accompany the music as a gift to her husband, and to help enlarge audiences for great symphonic works. “Today world-class orchestras are subjected to playing film scores of old Hollywood pictures because there are very few films created as this one was, especially for the music“, she says. The film was made to fill this niche.

This visually rich, 48-minute film takes audience members on a deep and uplifting journey from the earth’s fiery beginnings to the rise of a resource-gobbling species known as humankind. The story is told through the eyes of Gaia, the mythological mother of all life, who fights back against forces that degrade the planet with surprising results. The symphony features a poem by Homer, sung in old Greek by the female choir, in praise of the earth and its importance, a message more recent generations have seem to have forgotten.

TNC Members: FREE | Non-members: FREE

CineSymphony Planet Earth trailer from Dyan Machan on Vimeo.