A new tour kicks off this spring fusing cinema and the symphony.  Viewers will be treated to either J.J. Abrams’ 2009 ‘Star Trek’ or its 2013 sequel ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ accompanied by a full orchestra, drawn from local musicians.  The tour kicks off in Switzerland with a few more European dates before heading stateside and will include performances at San Diego International Comic Con.  The tour’s final performance will be next year in March in Canada.  These types of events draw decent crowds as they appeal to a wide variety of entertainment-seekers, from Trekkies to movie buffs to patrons of the fine arts.  Hope those patrons are ready to see folks dressed as Klingons reciting dialogue two seats down!

The New York Comic Con crowd has experienced a similar experience before as Howard Shore has conducted movie/symphony versions of all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie at no less than the prestigious Radio City Music Hall on three subsequent years.

If you would like a bit of a preview/enticement to check out these unique presentations, here is a sample of the theme song ‘Enterprising Young Men’ by Michael Giacchino.  The song is essentially the theme for both reboots and appears in both movies so it should be performed at both performances.

For a quieter, but still beautiful piece, here is ‘London Calling’ (not to be confused with The Clash song) from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.

The SDCC performance will take place at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 26th and will feature ‘Star Trek’.

If you would like to check out a showing for yourself, you can view the full schedule and order tickets at the official Star Trek Event page.

Will you be checking out this unique film experience?  And if so, will you be wearing a tux/dress or full Klingon battle regalia?