Chicago Philharmonic musicians perform pop-up “Blue Planet” concert in Union Station

Posted on: January 26, 2018

Correction: The source publication of an article excerpted on The Hub on Jan. 25 misidentified the orchestra that gave a pop-up concert at Chicago’s Union Station. The concert was given by members of the Chicago Philharmonic, not the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Here, please find an excerpt from the corrected article in the Loyola Phoenix. “BBC America is set to release season two of Blue Planet,” writes Miguel Ruiz in Wednesday’s (1/24) Loyola Phoenix, the student newspaper of Loyola University Chicago. “To celebrate the season’s launch, members from the Chicago Philharmonic Society (CPS) held a pop-up performance in Union Station’s Great Hall. Passersby were treated to part of the program’s soundtrack … by … Hans Zimmer (‘The Lion King,’ ‘Gladiator,’ ‘Inception’). Flying manta rays and schools of fish were displayed on a screen behind the musicians as they played, truly encapsulating the magic of oceanic life the way only Blue Planet II could…. The series attempts to shed light on the beauty of marine life, as well as the impact mankind is having on it. The final episode in the series will focus solely on man-made issues affecting the ocean and its inhabitants. The series’ message was heard loud and clear during the CPS’s pop-up orchestral performance. Beginning softly with a single violin and growing to include a bass and two cellos, the piece concluded with a piercing viola … [standing] as a reminder of the importance and fragility of our oceans.”

Posted January 26, 2018