The UK has gone Star Trek Mad. Today, May 31, 2013, tickets went on sale for Star Trek – Live in Concert which will be performed live by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 29, 2014. The orchestra will play along to the 2009 movie Star Trek.
I have my tickets, Row B, with a great bunch of friends, so I should get a good view of both the orchestra and the movie.
In a statement JJ Abrams says…
“To hear Michael Giacchino’s music, the secret weapon of the Star Trek series, performed live in the Royal Albert Hall, will be, I promise, a thrill. The full orchestra scoring sessions for the films have been among my favorite 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!”
And from Michael himself…
“In 2003, before I wrote my first film score, I saw John Williams conduct E.T. 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 films 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.”
I for one cannot wait a whole year.