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Star Trek’s Greatest Hits

Written By: Robyn Wyman-Dill The Sounds of Space Music

Fifty-five years ago, humans got their first taste of space when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin became the first person to leave the atmosphere, blazing a trail for space exploration. In doing so, he would help launch space generations, made of people of every color, race, nation and religion on earth. To boldly go where no one has gone before. So Hollywood decided to tap into the action, creating the space western. This year, marks the 50th anniversary of the most popular space westerns of all time, the Star Trek series, and in celebration they are ‘beaming us’ into space through their soundtracks and music scores, (Yes, it’s true. Scientists have confirmed space has sound.) when Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage touches down, like a ray of moonlight, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Monday, May 2. For one memorable night only.

In this never-before-seen concert event, the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage will be simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen while the Czech National Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Justin Freer – an OC native from Huntington Beach, perform the scores to Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. The original soundtrack was created by Music Composer Alexander Courage.

It’s hard to fathom – when you consider the popularity of the franchise today with earnings that have surpassed the $2 billion mark, just in their feature division alone  – that the original TV series was considered a dud. But, it was. NBC ran it for just under three years, making 79 episodes, before canceling it because the Nielsen ratings were so low. When the original series went into syndication in the 70s, however, it received a much warmer welcome from popular culture the second time around – which elevated it to the statue of a cult classic.

“Star Trek is who we want to be—inspired, fiercely loyal and sometimes reckless, ” says CineConcerts Co-Founder and Producer Brady Beaubien.

CineConcerts is one of the leaders in producing live music experiences performed with visual media and was founded by producer/conductor Justin Freer and producer Brady Beaubien

To boldly go where no one has gone before…

Tickets are $59 and up and available for people of all ages. They can be purchased online at SCFTA.org, by phone, or at the box office.

Segerstrom Center
600 Town Center Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.556.2787
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