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JJ Abrams' Star Trek movies to be given live concert performances

Star Trek Into Darkness

Story by Jack Foley

JJ ABRAMSStar Trek movies are to be honoured with live concert performances in 2014.

Michael Giacchino’s score for both JJ Abrams’ 2009 reboot and its recent sequel Into Darkness will be performed live by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The gigs will take place over two consecutive nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 29, 2014 and May 30.

The films will be shown in high definition alongside the live performance.

Abrams himself, who will be in the UK filming his Star Wars movie, commented: “To hear Michael Giacchino’s music, the secret weapon of the Star Trek series, performed live in Royal Albert Hall, will be, I promise, a thrill.

“The full orchestra scoring sessions for the films have been among my favourite life experiences. To give the public a chance to hear this incredible music performed live is a wonderful thing.”

Tickets for both films are available now from the Royal Albert Hall website.

The concerts form part of a series aimed at celebrating classic films with live orchestra accompaniment. Past performances have already included the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix and West Side Story.