June 22 2024

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Giacchino Tour Arrives In North America

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Beginning this weekend, Michael Giacchino‘s Star Trek Live performances will take place in the US.

The performances includes screenings of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness with a full orchestra.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Houston Fri July 18 Star Trek (2009)
  • Houston Sat July 19 Star Trek into Darkness
  • San Diego Sat July 26 Star Trek (2009)
  • Philadelphia July 31 Star Trek into Darkness
  • San Antonio, Texas Fri Oct 17 Star Trek into Darkness
  • San Antonio, Texas Sat Oct 18 Star Trek into Darkness
  • Portland, Oregon Fri Jan 30 2015 Star Trek (2009)
  • Toronto, Canada Sat Mar 21 2015 Star Trek (2009)
  • Louisville, Kentucky Fri March 27 2015 Star Trek (2009)

More cities are expected to be added to the tour.

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8 thoughts on “Giacchino Tour Arrives In North America

  1. That would be kinda cool, if only to hear the Alexander Courage theme blown out by a full, live orchestra. I have the Eric Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops version from a couple dozen years ago that is just incredible.

  2. Doubly tragic, considering the excellent score was pretty much the only redeeming feature of Star Trek Into Franchise Disembowelment. I’d pick Giacchino’s Trek work over anyone’s but Goldsmith’s and Horner’s. All the rest are pale imitations.

  3. I can go with that, the sound track wasn’t so bad. I enjoyed his Pixar and John Carter work. Goldsmith and Horner were my favorite Star Trek film composers. I just wish both JJ-Trek films had a more “Star Trek” feel in the music, mostly talking about “The Motion Picture/TNG theme and Klingon theme found in all or most of the original 10 films.

  4. That’s true, it is too clean a break. Except for the Alexander Courage theme over the end credits in 2009, there’s not a trace of prior Trek themes in there. On the other hand, a lot of fans criticized Horner’s score for Wrath of Khan for similar reasons.

  5. The Mann Center in Philadelphia is only a couple miles from my place. And the Philadelphia Orchestra is superb (I have a subscription every season). But I just cannot bring myself to go see that movie again.

  6. So will the live orchestra be blotting out the dialogue? It might help.

  7. Funny, I’m not one of those fans, however I wasn’t born till a year after WOK was released, so there you go. Horner however still used more of TMP theme (thus establishing the Star Trek movie film tradition) then Giacchino did, who didn’t use it at all and only briefly used the Courage theme. The music to the 2009 film in my opinion was much a middle finger as the rest of the film to the fans. While it sounded good enough, it easily could have been lifted and put on any big budget actin film and it would have fit. Except for quick moment that the Courage theme was used, there was nothing about the 2009 score that screamed “Star Trek”. On the other hand, I feel Horner’s WOK work did a better job “feeling” like Star Trek. But, it could be that because I grew up with it, my opinion is skewed?

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