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Star Trek: Live in Concert

29/05/2014 – Royal Albert Hall

 

 

On Thursday Evening I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Royal Albert Hall’s screening of Star Trek (2009): Live in concert.   This concert really celebrates the extraordinary collaboration between film and music as Michael Giacchino's score is brought to life on stage by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ludwig Wicki, whilst J. J. Abrams' Academy Award winning film is shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen.

This was my second visit to the Royal Albert Hall with the first in 1996 for Star Trek Generation II, but I had forgotten how lovely the building is and I believe that this was the right setting for a fantastic evening.

We soon took our seats and the lights dimmed. The show was about to start, When welcomed on stage was Star Fleets finest engineer Montgomery Scott (Scotty) Mr Simon Pegg, who welcomed everybody and introduced on to the stage Michael Giacchino after that double shock of Simon and Michael, nobody expected Michael to invite his good friend who was working on some small film in London somewhere on to the stage walks J.J. Abrams, to introduce Ludwig Wicki to conduct the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The film starts and the music fills the hall, it is one of the most amazing experiences I have had to watch a film and to have a live orchestra play the musical score in front of you, it really is a world class mix and I would truly recommend this experience to anybody, there are many more Film / live orchestra mixings coming up in the future including Titanic, the godfather and gladiator, but for me the Star Trek one is the one I would want to see again followed by Star Trek :in to Darkness, the next stop for the Live in Concert tour moves to its next leg to Houston Texas with the Houston Symphony Orchestra July 18th -19th,  followed by San Diego, 26th July, Philadelphia July 31st with Toronto Canada March 2015.