By NewsLine Staff
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage takes the stage at the Times-Union Center Jan. 23. The concert tour, which will include more than 100 U.S. cities, launches tonight (Jan. 20) in Ft. Meyers, Fla.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage is produced by CineConcerts. Justin Freer, producer and founder of CineConcerts said, “The Star Trek franchise has for many years been an important and meaningful part of our culture in so many ways. This exciting concert experience featuring the greatest music and visuals spanning five decades will be an extraordinary and memorable event.”
The production includes the franchise’s groundbreaking and popular musical achievements while iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen. The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including music from 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, Star Trek: Voyager and much more.
“When a story 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,” said CineConcerts co-founder Brady Beaubien.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage will be conducted by Freer, who has become one of the most sought-after conductors of film music with a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects under his belt ranging from the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to The Godfather to Gladiator. He has appeared with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony.
Tickets to Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage start at $40 and can be purchased at www.artistseriesjax.org, by calling 904-442-2929 or at the box office from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan 22.