FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE FUTURE BEGINS — STAR TREK™: LIVE IN CONCERT TO DEBUT IN MAY
Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness Films
To Be Presented With Symphony Orchestras Performing Musical Scores Live to Picture
NEW YORK – April 10, 2014 – One of pop culture’s most iconic franchises is about to be seen and heard in a brand new way. CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency will launch Star Trek: Live in Concert featuring the Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness films. The events will celebrate the extraordinary collaboration between film and music as Michael Giacchino’s scores are brought to life on stage with J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster films shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen.
Debuting in Europe this May with performances in the UK and Switzerland, Star Trek: Live in Concert will premiere in the U.S. this July in Houston and San Diego. The San Diego Symphony performance will coincide with Comic-Con International in July. The Philadelphia Orchestra also will perform Star Trek Into Darkness at the Mann Center in Philadelphia in late July.
Star Trek: Live in Concert makes its way to Canada in March 2015 at the Sony Centre in Toronto. Performances in additional cities and countries will be announced soon.
The current Star Trek: Live in Concert tour schedule includes:
May 24, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the KKL Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland
May 25, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the KKL Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland
May 29, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK
May 30, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK
May 31, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK
May 31, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK
July 18, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in Houston, TX
July 19, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in Houston, TX
July 26, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, CA
July 31, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the MannCenter in Philadelphia, PA
March 21, 2015: Star Trek (2009) with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony at the Sony Centre in Toronto, Canada
Visit StarTrekConcerts.com for ticket information and the latest tour schedule.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.
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About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
About 21st Century Symphony Orchestra
Magnificent film music is the credo and passion of the «21st Century Symphony Orchestra» based in Lucerne (Switzerland) and it’s artistic director, Maestro Ludwig Wicki. The orchestra presents about 45 concerts of symphonic film music annually in the world renowned Concert Hall at the KKL Luzern and on tour.
Reputated composers, such as Academy Award-Winners Howard Shore and Michael Giacchino, singer-songwriter Randy Newman or Bafta Award-Winners George Fenton and Patrick Doyle have taken great pleasure in working with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra.
For more Information: www.21co.ch
About IMG Artists
IMG Artists is one of the world’s premiere management companies in the area of classical and symphonic music. IMG also has broad experience in booking and marketing live concert productions of major film and television properties, including West Side Story, Blue Planet, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, and many others.
About the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency
For more than three decades, the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency has been the industry’s leading film music agency, representing the most prominent and successful composers, songwriters, music supervisors and music editors working in film and television, including John Williams, James Horner, Michael Giacchino, James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Alan Silvestri and many others. GSA also has developed and maintains strong relationships with many of the top symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad.