The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra has announced a concert featuring the world premiere performance of Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino‘s original score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek performed live to projection. The orchestra has collaborated with Giacchino and Paramount Pictures to arrange the score from the 2009 hit sci-fi film for a concert version performed live to picture. The music will be performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and the 21st Century Choir under the baton of Ludwig Wicki. Giacchino is expected to attend the concerts in person. The concerts will be held on three consecutive nights on April 12, 13 and 14, 2013 at the KKL Luzern Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland. The orchestra and Wicki have previously worked together with composer Howard Shore for live to projection concerts of the scores for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which world premiered in Lucerne back in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In addition, the orchestra also collaborated with Giacchino earlier this year on the concert The Music of Michael Giacchino – Stories of Island, Balloons and Space, which featured selections from the composer’s body of work (check out our previous article for more information). «It was a thrill to have the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus play the very first concert that presented a full range of my music. Conductor Ludwig Wicki is a dynamic musician who is just fantastic at handling the compositions and guiding the musicians. Lucerne has quite a treasure in this institution», said Giacchino about the first collaboration with the orchestra back in March 2012. To order tickets for the Star Trek event, click here (in English) or here (in German).
The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra also has a number of other events coming up, including two nights of music from Pixar films, such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Giacchino’s The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Up, which is set to take place on February 3 & 4, 2013, as well as two concerts featuring music from Academy Award-winning films, including Gone With the Wind and Titanic on the weekend of the Oscars in February. On March 9, 2013, the orchestra will present The Music of Patrick Doyle, a concert featuring music from the Academy Award-nominated composer from such films as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Henry V and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Doyle will attend the event in person and participate in a pre-concert talk before the concert. For tickets, visit KKL’s website. For more information about the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, visit the orchestra’s official website and Art Productions (both sites in German).