Blue Symphony

Don't bother saving the whales. It would be like pouring water on a book in a burning library. Instead, let's join together with our global neighbors and save the whales' home. The ocean covers 70 percent of our blue planet, holds 80 percent of its life and 99 percent of its living space, yet we've explored less than 10 percent of it -- and it could all use some attention. In 1996 the British Broadcasting Corporation funded a five-year documentary film project in more than 200 locations worldwide that resulted in the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning natural history series, The Blue Planet. The eight-hour film epic features deep ocean to tidal surge, polar bear to Patagonian sea lion, coral reef to pelagic manta ray. (Quite fittingly, the first episode aired on the BBC on September 12, the day after we entered a new world consciousness). The beloved series was boiled down into a "concert to save the oceans" and set out on a 50-country tour. The Blue Planet Live! will be viewed on a three-story screen with live accompaniment by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and narration at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $70 (call 214-871-4550 for group prices). Call 214-692-0203 or visit
July 1-3, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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