From Alexander Courage to Jerry Goldsmith, while fans wait for the next Star Trek movie to come out, they'll have a chance to celebrate the golden anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's creation next year with a 100-city tour featuring the music of Star Trek.
CineConcerts has teamed up with CBS Consumer Products and Paramount Pictures to bring a full orchestra tribute around North America for "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage." It will kick off somewhere in Florida next January and continue throughout the United States and Canada through that April, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The performances, similar to the recent Lord of the Rings concerts, will project scenes from the movies and television shows on a 40-foot screen. Featured composers also will include James Horner and Leonard Rosenman, but apparently will not include the more recent music from Michael Giacchino. It will include music from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," "Star Trek: Insurrection," "Star Trek: The Original Series," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager."
Details of the tour have yet to be released, but a "pre-tour" performance reportedly will take place at Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 1. It will be conducted by Justin Freer, who led the Lord of the Rings concert tour.
CineConcerts has made a business out of turning popular movie franchises into symphonic events. Current tours include "Gladiator," the Godfather series and "A Christmas Dream." Details on the organization can be found at CineConcerts.com.
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