July 5, 2013
'Star Trek Into Darkness' London live concert announced
Michael Giacchino's score will be played live while the film is shown on the big screen
A Star Trek Into Darkness live concert is to take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 30, 2014.
Michael Giacchino's score for the sci-fi sequel will be performed live by the 21st Century Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus while JJ Abrams' superhero sequel starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto is shown in HD on the big screen.
A day earlier, on May 29, 2014, Giacchino's score for Abrams' first Star Trek movie will be performed live while the hit 2009 reboot is shown on the big screen.
"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," Abrams said in a press statement. "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!"
Meanwhile, Giacchino added: "After working with JJ 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 these concerts with JJ and the Star Trek fans, new and old."
Tickets for both Star Trek - Live In Concert and Star Trek Into Darkness - Live In Concert are on sale now, with prices ranging from £15 to £55. More information can be found on the Royal Albert Hall website.
The Royal Albert Hall has previously played host to live performances of the scores from films including The Matrix, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and Singin' In The Rain. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness was released in May and has now grossed a shade under $440 million (£290 million) at the box office worldwide: over $50 million (£33 million) more than 2009's Star Trek.
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