This weekend composer Michael Giacchino brings his “Star Trek Live in Concert” screenings of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness with a full orchestra to the USA, performing with the Houston Symphony. Next weekend he does it again at San Diego Comic Con and then moves on to Philadelphia at the end of the month and more cities after that. More details below.
See Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness With Giacchino and Full Orchestra
Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino has done a few performances in Europe with live orchestras performing to screenings of the 2009 Star Trek movie and Star Trek Into Darkness. His most recent Trek performance was in May at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Here is a video showing bits of that performance to give you an idea.
Footage from London Star Trek Live event in May
Now he is bringing the show to the USA starting this weekend in Houston, TX with the Houston Symphony. On Friday they are performing Star Trek (2009) and on Saturday they do Star Trek Into Darkness. Tickets ranging from $29-$115 are still available with 10% discount if you go to both.
Next stop for Giacchino will be San Diego on Saturday July 26th – for the weekend of Comic-Con – where he will be joining the San Diego Symphony to play along with a showing of the 2009 Star Trek movie in an outdoor concert at the Embarcadero Marina Park (close to the rest of Comic-Con). In addition to the movie presentation, there will be a special pre-screening meet and greet event with Giacchino and John Cho – Star Trek’s new Sulu. There will also be a Star Trek costume contest. Ticket prices range from $25 (lawn) to $90. The pre-event meet and greet costs an additional $75. You can pick up tickets for at sandiegosymphony.org.
Promo for San Diego
More Cities and Dates
Giacchino and the live Star Trek concerts have a number of other cities lined up. Here is the current list.
July 31: Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Orchestra – Star Trek Into Darkness – [TICKETS]
October 17 & 18 San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Symphony – Star Trek Into Darkness [TICKETS]
January 30, 2015 – Portland, OR – Oregon Symphony – Star Trek (2009) [TICKETS]
March 21, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario Canada– Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony – Star Trek (2009) [TICKETS]
March 27, 2015 – Louisville, KY– Louisville Orchestra – Star Trek (2009) [TICKETS]
NOTE: More dates, cities may be added. TrekMovie will update closer to events