If you’re a Trekkie, music lover or film enthusiast living in North America, you now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage is a concert tour featuring five decades of iconic music from one of our favorite sci-fi franchises in history. The tour spanning the U.S. and Canada began on January 15th and will end on May 5th. A live symphonic orchestra and international soloists will be playing music from the soundtrack of several Star Trek ﬁlms and TV series while the scenes are simultaneously beamed in high deﬁnion to a 40-foot wide screen.
Producer CineConcerts and its founders Justin Freer and Brady Beaubien are experienced in the field of ‘live to projection’, having brought live orchestral music to screenings of movies like The Godfather and Gladiator. Freer, who has appeared on stage with some of the world’s leading orchestras before, will be conducting Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage. He says that when a story like Star Trek has “renamed aircraft carriers, NASA space shuttles, and the ﬁrst names of thousands of children in hundreds of countries, you realize these characters go beyond entertainment, but are more like family. Star Trek breaks every boundary of judgment or expectation. It inspires, challenges, and re-thinks. Star Trek is who we want to be. Inspired, ﬁercely loyal, sometimes reckless.”
You can watch highlights from last year’s concert in London here (password: ST). To find out if the tour includes a location near you, visit the Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage website. You can purchase your tickets here. Follow the tour on Twitter or Facebook to stay updated and make sure to check out one of their concerts – to boldly go where, hopefully, many others will go as well.