London’s Royal Albert Hall is to celebrate the rebirth of Star Trek with a special performance of Michael Giacchino’s score from J.J Abrams’ 2009 blockbuster.
The concert, to be held on 29 May 2014, will feature live music from the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus while the Academy Award winning film is shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen.
The movie earned more than $385million at the box office and this year’s follow-up Star Trek Into Darkness has followed up its successes, scoring the largest overseas opening of any Trek.
The franchise has grown from a 1960‘s TV series to spawn a multi-billion dollar industry which includes five successor series, twelve movies, novels, comics, games and a galaxy of merchandise.
“To hear Michael Giacchino’s music, the secret weapon of the Star Trek series, performed live in Royal Albert Hall, will be, I promise, a thrill” said J.J Abrams.
“The full orchestra scoring sessions for the films have been among my favourite life experiences. To give the public a chance to hear this incredible music performed live is a wonderful thing. I cannot wait to go and celebrate Michael’s truly remarkable achievements!”
Michael Giacchino added, “In 2003, before I wrote my first film score, I saw John Williams conduct ET live to picture at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. I will never forget that event. A little over ten years later, I will have the honour of experiencing my music for Star Trek performed by the incredible 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of the talented conductor, Ludwig Wicki.
“That in itself is exciting, but the fact that we will be in the Royal Albert Hall in London, is truly amazing. After working with J.J. for 13 years, it will be so rewarding to have his wonderful film brought to life in a whole new way. I look forward to sharing this event with J.J. and the Star Trek fans, new and old”
Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “As the success of these most recent films show, the popularity of the Star Trek franchise shows no sign of slowing down after 46 years and this concert is further proof of the cultural impact that the series has had.
“The visionary excellence of J.J Abrams’ 2009 film and the stirring score from Michael Giacchino is a winning combination and, as the destination of choice for a variety of film related projects involving live orchestra, the Royal Albert Hall is honoured to be presenting this UK premiere”
Star Trek – Live in Concert is part of the Royal Albert Hall’s series in celebrating classic films with live orchestra.
100,000 people have now enjoyed sold out performances at the Hall of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix, the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, Disney’s Fantasia, Singin’ in the Rain and the upcoming world premiere of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton on October 7th and UK premiere of Pixar in Concert on February 22nd 2014.
Thursday 29 May 2014 at 7.30pm- Star Trek (2009)
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Tickets £15 – £55 (booking fees apply)
Box Office 020 7589 8212 www.royalalberthall.com