Jacksonville Symphony and Bold Events Announce STAR TREK LIVE

Saturday, May 11 at Daily’s Place

March 19, 2019 - Jacksonville, Fla. – The Jacksonville Symphony and Bold Events announced today the fourth installment of the Daily’s Place Symphony Series: Star Trek LiveDirector J.J. Abrams re-exhilarated the iconic Star Trek franchise with one of the most exciting and irresistible blockbusters in recent movie-going history: Star Trek(2009). Now orchestras and audiences can reach warp speed together as they experience composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score performed live to picture with the Jacksonville Symphony…and boldly go where no one has gone before! Symphony Associate Conductor Nathan Aspinall will lead the orchestra at Daily’s Place on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets: A presale for Symphony subscribers and members, Jaguars season ticket members and Daily’s Rewards members will begin on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets for Star Trek Livecan be purchased at www.dailysplace.comand www.jaxsymphony.org. Tickets start at $19.


This event will be the fourth concert in the Daily’s Place Symphony Series, a first-of-its-kind partnership between the symphony and Bold Events, a sister company of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Previous performances include a sold-out performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stonein October 2017, a joint performance with three-time Grammy-winner and hip hop guitarist, Wyclef Jean, and the world premiere of Rudy In Concert.


The Story: Aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built, a novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and a coolly logical Vulcan named Spock (Zachary Quinto) must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.


The Music: Composer Michael Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including The Incredibles, War for the Planet of the Apes, RatatouilleStar TrekJurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Coco. 


Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY®Awards.


Giacchino studied filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition, first at Juilliard, and then at UCLA. He moved from marketing to producing in the newly formed Disney Interactive Division where he had the opportunity to write music for video games.


After moving to DreamWorks Interactive, he was asked to score the temp track for the video game adaptation of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Subsequently, Steven Spielberg hired him as the composer and it became the first PlayStation game to have a live orchestral score, recorded with members of the Seattle Symphony. Giacchino went on to score numerous video games including Spielberg’sMedal of Honorseries.


Giacchino’s work in video games sparked the interest of J.J. Abrams, and thus began their long-standing relationship that would lead to scores for the hit television series Alias and Lost, and the feature films Mission Impossible IIIStar TrekSuper 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness.


Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the Ratatouille and ride in Disneyland Paris. Mostrecently, he completed the music for the brand new Incredicoaster located on Pixar Pier in California Adventure. Giacchino was the musical director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. His music can be heard in concert halls internationally with Star Trek,Star Trek Into Darkness, StarTrek Beyond, Ratatouille and Jurassic World films being performed live-to- picture with a full orchestra. In June 2018, Giacchino premiered his first work for symphony orchestra, Voyage. Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the piece celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of NASA.


Giacchino serves as the Governor of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the advisory board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.


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