As part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert, two showings of Star Trek were shown over the weekend. Saturday showed 2009’s Star Trek. Sunday showed Star Trek:Beyond.
Both screenings were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and conducted by Ernst van Tiel.
We attended the Saturday event.
I’ve attended concerts like this at The Royal Albert Hall, many times. But some how each time feels like the first.
For those who are unfamiliar with these concerts, the films are played on a suspended screen, above the musicians. The dialogue is intact, with the Orchestra performing the soundtrack and sound effects live.
Not only are these amazing musicians a sight to behold on stage, but the evening provided a phenomenal audio experience that no Blu-Ray can possibly live up to.
My personal highlight of the evening was the Orchestras performance of the Star Trek theme, over Leonard Nimoy’s “space the final frontier” speech. They received a seven minute standing ovation for this.http://badwilf.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/trim_8edfaf01-2d0c-47e1-b4dd-cdd8ec012772.mov
What I took away from this event, is just how beautiful and timeless Gene Roddenberry’s vision is. This is an experience I will cherish for a life time.
I highly recommend attending one of these screenings. Click here to find out information about the next one.