No, it’s not a live production of The Star Trek Jukebox…
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra sets out to capture new ears with their performance of Star Trek: The Music, a concert featuring music from the shows and movies and also featuring appearances by television stars John de Lancie and Robert Picardo:
That maestro of pops, Erich Kunzel of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, will be here as guest conductor, leading the TSO, as he did three years earlier for the world premiere of the Star Wars Concert.
Helping the musicians along will be two veteran Star Trek actors – John de Lancie (Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation, also Deep Space Nine and Voyager) and Robert Picardo (The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) – appearing onstage as co-hosts.
Here’s one event that will not include tunes by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven or Brahms – or any other revered, long-dead Europeans. Instead, under Kunzel’s baton, the orchestra will perform some of Star Trek‘s most notable music, including Alexander Courage’s theme from the original TV series.
The TSO will also play Emmy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith’s opening theme for Star Trek: Voyager, the Klingon battle theme and the opening music from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Other composers whose work will be heard include Cliff Eidelman (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country), Leonard Roseman (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), Dennis McCarthy (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and James Horner (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).