Star Trek Beyond To Get Live Orchestra Treatment
The Star Trek Live film concert series, which began in 2013 with orchestras performing in sync to 2009’s Star Trek and to 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, is adding last summer’s Star Trek Beyond to their repertoire. Film Concerts Live has announced they will be bringing Michael Giacchino’s score for Star Trek Beyond to orchestras around the world.
A spokesperson for Film Concerts Live tells TrekMovie they are currently in discussions with a number of orchestras, but aren’t ready to announce dates or cities just yet. The first Beyond concerts may come as soon as 2017. For now you can check out the trailer they have released (see that below). We will provide an update when the first cities for the Beyond concerts are revealed. More information about the Beyond concerts (and where cities will be listed) is available at at the FilmConcertsLive website.
More Star Trek 2009 Live, From Minnesota To Milan
Star Trek Live has announced two other concerts for the year so far. The Minnesota Orchestra will be playing the score to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie, with concerts in Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14. (Tickets at MinnesotaOrchestra.org.) A few months later, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy will do the same at the Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15. (Tickets at LaVerdi.org.). The spokesperson for Film Concerts Live tells us more dates for 2017 may be announced; we will provide any updates when they become available.
Watch the trailer for 2009’s Star Trek at Star Trek Live:
Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour Return To The UK
And Star Trek Live isn’t the only Trek concert series going on. Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage tour had its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2015, followed by a series of orchestra concerts in over 70 cities, mostly in North America (see TrekMovie review from San Francisco). The concerts feature music spanning across the franchise, all performed with iconic Star Trek footage shown behind the orchestra.
The Ultimate Voyage concert series was originally part of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary celebration, with the last tour stop in Honolulu in October of last year. But now, there’s going to be at least one more performance in 2017, with a return to the UK at the Royal Festival Hall in London on July 23rd. More information and tickets are at SouthBankCentre.co.uk. A spokesperson for CineConcerts told us the tour is in discussions to expand, with more dates soon in the UK and elsewhere. Stay tuned to TrekMovie for more updates.
Michael Giacchino Royal Retrospective
To mark his 50th birthday, the Royal Albert Hall in London will be holding a “career retrospective” concert for Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino. This concert will include performances of Star Trek music as well as his scores for Jurassic World, Lost, Up and more. The event promises to have a number of “special guests” joining Giacchino and will be hosted by Adam Savage of Mythbusters. Get tickets and more information at RoyalAlbertHall.com.
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