AYS Launches 51st Season with Michael Giacchino's Exhilarating Score for Star Trek Into Darkness Played Live to Picture

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Concert at UCLA Royce Hall on September 27th at 4:00 pm. Free to AYS Members; General Public Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

September 27 | Royce Hall | Star Trek Into Darkness LIVE to picture

"The American Youth Symphony does a tremendous service by including film score music in their programs... I look forward to hearing and watching Star Trek Into Darkness at the beautiful Royce Hall with everyone on September 27th.” – Michael Giacchino

World-renowned composer and conductor David Newman leads the orchestra in Academy Award® winner Michael Giacchino's exhilarating score for Star Trek Into Darkness played live to picture—an AYS first and LA premiere! This cinematic adventure will feature the excitement of Giacchino's score for J.J. Abrams' blockbuster hit as the perfect way to kick off the new season.

UCLA Royce Hall
Sunday, September 27, 2015

4:00 PM Concert

David Newman, conductor
Michael Giacchino, composer
Jon Burlingame, host

This is not your typical night at the symphony—cheers, boos (for the villains, that is) and costumes are all encouraged! This event presents a chance to throw on that Starfleet uniform and capture some priceless photos. The "best-dressed" of the night will be brought up on stage to receive a special Star Trek prize.

Composer, Michael Giacchino, and host, Jon Burlingame, reporter for The Film Music Society and film-music history professor at the University of Southern California, will hold a pre-concert Q&A with the audience.

“I was so excited when David [Newman] called to say that the American Youth Symphony wanted to perform Star Trek Into Darkness live to picture. What a thrill it was to give these incredibly talented rising professionals an opportunity to perform the Los Angeles premiere of a project that has been played by some of the finest orchestras in the country, such as The Philadelphia Orchestra and The National Symphony Orchestra, a project that has been heard in cities all over the world from London to Melbourne, from Houston to San Francisco. It is particularly meaningful that this type of event be presented in Los Angeles, the home of film music. The American Youth Symphony does a tremendous service by including film score music in their programs to ensure that audiences can experience the breadth of orchestral music available today. I look forward to hearing and watching Star Trek Into Darkness at the beautiful Royce Hall with everyone on September 27th.” – Michael Giacchino

Tickets free to AYS Members; General Public Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Reserve tickets now!

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7:00 PM Dinner

Join the "stars" of the night in a Star Trek dinner party with Michael Giacchino, David Newman, musicians and friends to benefit the American Youth Symphony. Enjoy this special gathering as the perfect way to launch AYS' 51st season.

Dinner Party Packages and Reservations

Star Trek Into Darkness presented courtesy of ©2009 Paramount Pictures. ™ CBS Studios Inc.

The American Youth Symphony has been heralded as "the finest youth symphony on Earth" by KUSC's Jim Svejda. As one of the nation’s leading pre-professional orchestras, the mission of AYS is to inspire the future of a timeless art form by sharing exceptional, innovative concerts based on it's landmark training of musicians ages 15-27. The orchestra provides paid fellowships to musicians representing extraordinary talent from all over the world.

For more information:
E-mail Alice Dutton: Alice.Dutton(at)AYSymphony(dot)org or call (310) 470-2332

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