Newsroom

July 8, 2014



MEDIA CONTACTS:
Austin Dressman
(713) 337-8557
austin.dressman@houstonsymphony.org


U.S. PREMIERE! EXPERIENCE LATEST STAR TREK MOVIES WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA

Houston Symphony performs J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness—Films with Live Orchestra July 18 and 19

HOUSTON (July 8, 2014) – Movie fans have another way to experience blockbuster favorites this summer.  On July 18 and 19, the Houston Symphony will perform the film scores live on the Jones Hall stage while audiences watch J.J. Abrams’ mega-hit Star Trek films, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, on a big screen above the orchestra.  The music blends seamlessly with the movie, catching many audiences off-guard as they realize live musicians are playing right in front of their eyes instead of a taped recording over a hidden speaker system.

The Star Trek presentations are part of the Houston Symphony’s annual “Symphony Summer in the City” concert series at Jones Hall in June and July. Focusing on a wide range of recognizable entertainment, these summer programs encourage audiences to experience the live sights and sounds of the orchestra in unique and innovative ways.

U.S. Premiere
Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness – Films with Live Orchestra
Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:30pm

Space is still the final frontier… and director J.J. Abrams re-imagined the iconic Star Trek franchise with two of the most exciting and irresistible blockbusters in recent movie-going history: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). The Houston Symphony proudly presents the US premieres of these two spectacular films. So prepare for warp speed as you experience composer Michael Giacchino's thrilling scores performed live to picture...  and boldly go where no man has gone before!

Website: www.houstonsymphony.org/startrek
Tickets: from $29
Discount: save 10% when buying tickets to both movies
Meet-and-Greet Add-On Ticket: $50

About the Houston Symphony

During the 2014-15 season, the Houston Symphony enters its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. This season also marks the inaugural year for new Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $30.7 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 286 performances for 300,000 people, including 82,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.

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