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Our Planet Live in Concert 
Featuring members of the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra

7:30 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The landmark Emmy Award-winning Netflix series that took the world by storm is now a live concert event. Our Planet Live in Concert combines breathtaking HD cinematography with all-new orchestrations by Oscar Award-winning composer Steven Price performed live by a touring ensemble enhanced by members of the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra. The program will feature on-screen co-narration by legendary broadcaster David Attenborough and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner.

The mesmerizing concert and journey of discovery is a celebration of the planet we call home. It welcomes audiences to be fully immersed in the wonders of Earth’s wildlife and their habitats.

“I can’t wait for the audience to experience the music of Our Planet Live,” Price says. “Using a combination of the most memorable sequences from the Netflix series, exclusively designed for this show, the incredible musicians plan to take you on a journey that celebrates the wonders of our planet — the one home we all share — whilst showing the urgent need to treasure and protect it.”

The ninety-member Penn State Philharmonic presents about half a dozen concerts each academic year. Enrollment, open to all University Park students, is by audition at the beginning of each semester. The orchestra has performed throughout the northeastern United States, including appearances at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

A donation will be made to the World Wildlife Fund for each concert on the tour.

Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra 
Gerardo Edelstein, conductor

Brenna Sherman
Joshua Benitez
Kahley Mitchell
Julia Leone

Katelyn Jean Estep
Tabitha Hanson
Liyan Jin

Becca Reeder
Chandler Cleric
Michael Dews
Xander Popko

Matthew So
Joey Smith
Bradley Thomas Sarmiento

Ryan Peterson
Samantha Duhé Jones
Bryan Manzano
Ashley Godwin
Thomas Skoog
Alaina Althouse
Jack Kester
Julian Shay

Daniel Spearman
Hayden Cameron
Noah Bauer
Chris Kim

Tenor trombone 
Andy Zall
Michael Thomas
Erik Barber

Bass trombone 
Colson Board
Michael Thomas

Jaden Adkins
Aaron King

Gage Kroljic
Kyle Scully
Isabella Scotti
Ross Campanella
Ryder Haines
Caden Werner
Santiago Jolly

Violin I 
Ray Hsu, concertmaster 
Ziyue Li
Allison Smith
Jaime Soutos
Hannah Ratthe
Jody Goodheart
Torra Bridges
Šárka Blanik
Oliver Bryan
Leo Goubet-McCall
Cordellia Marie-Ceres

Violin II 
Vinicius Vieira, principal 
Rui Xue
Sophia Hoagland
Julie Dzikowski
Lena Logan Adams
Lexian Huang
Olivia Hepler
Daniel Delgado
Brooke Ajay
Sean Gallhager
Nalah Palmer

Zephyr Wills, principal 
Carla Mendoza Trejo
Katherine Brown
Andrea Alvarado
Isabel Healy
Gray Rosario
Elizabeth Benkert
Bhavya Jha
May Fowler

Ruth Stokes, principal
Isaac McNulty
Enzo Cypriani
Matthew Sullivan
Jonathan Hunt
Christopher Peter Werner
Benjamin Rosenthal

Benjamin Byham, principal 
Ryan Murnane
Isander Fernandez
Alexio Ciorra
Alejandro Mijangos Sampsell
Luke Pedersen
Nicholas Palermo
Pearl Lin

Joshua Jaewook Lee

Ruth Hunter

Assistant conductors 
Tomás Garcia
Santiago Jolly
Ying Lam Chu


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Adult $39
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $22

corporate sponsors

The Village at Penn State
Kish Bank    Designer's Studio

individual sponsors
Susan and Lewis Steinberg
Lam and Lina Hood

support provided by
Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development
Pieter and Lida Ouwehand Endowment

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