Silent Planet - Stevens and Pound

The Silent Planet


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Segue 1: “The Bringer of War” - how human conflict affects climate change
Segue 2: “The Winged Messenger” – the effect of climate change on birds & insects
“The Bringer of Peace” - how human solutions affect climate change
“The Bringer of Jollity” - the role of hope and activism in climate change
Earth: The Silent Planet written by Stevens and Pound, and Force of Nature
*Reimagined by Stevens and Pound/orchestrated by Ian Gardiner
Will Pound harmonica/melodeon
Delia Stevens percussion
Phoebe Hanson, Force of Nature climate speaker
Clark Rundell conductor
Ian Gardiner orchestrator
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Northern College of Music
Liverpool Philharmonic

Award-winning BBC Radio 3 Presenter, Delia Stevens and three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee, Will Pound, present an unprecedented collaboration with the youth-led global climate non-profit organisation, Force of Nature. Alongside members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Northern College of Music they give the world premiere of their new double percussion and harmonica/melodeon concerto at The Tung Auditorium.

To mark Holst's 150th anniversary in 2024, Stevens and Pound reimagine his iconic Planets suite - adding an additional movement which Holst chose to silence as "astrologically insignificant" - Earth. The piece platforms young climate activists from the international youth organisation Force of Nature giving key-note speeches accompanied by orchestral improvised soundscapes based on Holst's planetary characters such as Bringer of War or Bringer of Peace.

The additional movement Earth - co-written with Force of Nature - stresses the urgency of listening to our planet and amplifying unheard voices in the conversation around the climate.


Concessions for Liverpool Philharmonic concerts at The Tung Auditorium: under-25s, students and those in receipt of Universal Credit or Jobseekers’ Allowance can purchase tickets for the concessionary price of £9, subject to availability.

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This performances is not likely to be suitable for children under 5 due to the acoustics in the auditorium. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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