Boldly Go Where No Orchestra Has Gone Before with “Star Trek: Live in Concert,” Saturday, Oct. 17
September 30, 2015
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 110
2009, acclaimed director J.J. Abrams re-envisioned and re-invigorated the Star
Trek franchise with a brilliantly casted ensemble, stunning visual effects and action-packed
plot. Michael Giacchino’s thrilling, Grammy-nominated musical score contributed
in no small part to the film’s success. At “Star Trek: Live in Concert,” the
Grand Rapids Symphony orchestra will perform Giacchino’s score as “Star Trek”
(2009) is screened simultaneously in high definition. Audiences will experience
the film in true surround sound as they are transported into the futuristic
world of Captain Kirk, Spock and the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew. This
Nestlé Gerber SymphonicBoom series concert is a highly anticipated, one-night
only performance on Saturday, October 17, 8:00 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall.
orchestra will be led by Constantine Kitsopoulus, who has made a name for
himself conducting in the worlds of opera, musical theater and symphony.
Kitsopoulus is currently in his eighth year as Music Director of the Queens
Symphony Orchestra and continues as General Director of Chatham Opera, which he
founded in 2005.
Trek: Live in Concert” is being presented in collaboration with Grand Rapids
Comic-Con, a comics and popular arts convention to be held at DeVos Place
October 16 – 18. Fun, family-friendly activities will surround “Star Trek: Live
in Concert” in DeVos Performance Hall, including a space-themed photo booth and
cocktails in the Keeler Lobby. Social media posts from audience members using
the #grsymphony hashtag will be shared on hall screens.
who are a part of MySymphony360, the Grand Rapids Symphony’s membership program
for young professionals ages 21-35, are invited to attend a free after party
following the concert with Event Partner Cygnus 27. Members can call GRS Ticket
Services at 616.454.9451 x 4 to RSVP. For more information about MySymphony360,
Tickets start at $32 and are available at the Symphony office, weekdays 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., 300 Ottawa NW, Suite 100, (located across from the Calder Plaza), or
by calling 616.454.9451 x 4. (Phone orders will be charged a $2 per ticket
service fee, with a $12 maximum.) Tickets are available by phone in the evening
and on Saturday by calling 616.885.1241. Tickets are available at the DeVos
Place Box Office, weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on the day of the concert
beginning two hours prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased
through Ticketmaster, 800.982.2787, online at GRSymphony.org or in person at
Ticketmaster outlets: select D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare Stores and
Walmart. Tickets purchased at these locations will include a Ticketmaster
About the Grand Rapids Symphony
Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is nationally
recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by
Music Advisor Larry Rachleff, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and
Associate Conductor John Varineau, ten concert series are presented, featuring
a wide range of music and performance styles. More than 400 performances are
presented each year, touching the lives of some 170,000. Nearly half of those
who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached
through extensive education and community service programs. The Symphony’s
Affiliated Organizations include the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Grand Rapids
Symphony Chorus, Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, and Grand
Rapids Symphony Youth Choruses. The Symphony also provides the orchestra for
Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. To learn more about the
Grand Rapids Symphony please visit GRSymphony.org.
This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan
Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.