- One ticket to see the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra perform Star Trek Live in Concert
- When: Saturday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Taft Theatre
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- $15 for the upper balcony (up to $28 value)
- $24 for the lower balcony (up to $43 value)
- $36 for the rear orchestra (up to $60 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Star Trek Live in Concert
- The film: J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the beloved sci-fi series, featuring star turns from Chris Pine as James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock
- The plot: The brash and cocky Kirk (not yet Captain material) joins Starfleet to help thwart the war-mongering Romulans and meets the logical Vulcan Mr. Spock (spoiler: they don’t hit it off at first). After that, there’s a lot of time-traveling.
- The score: a thrumming sonic ride from Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille) that transports ears to alternate realities at warp speed
- The orchestra: the Cincinnati Pops
- The conductor: Constantine Kitsopoulos, who once brushed elbows with another science-fiction franchise when he recorded an album at Skywalker Ranch, and can perform a Vulcan mind-meld on the entire audience
- Show-stopping moments: The introduction of the U.S.S. Enterprise—the most famous (fictional) spaceship in history, the epic final battle with the Romulans, and an appearance by the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy as an alternate-universe Spock. Then when the credits roll, the orchestra plays Alexander Courage’s original Star Trek theme.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—under the direction of Louis Langrée—has matured into one of the nation's melodic heavyweights. Not only was the ensemble the first American orchestra to tour the world, backed by the US Department of State, it also hit the road stateside, playing Carnegie Hall 47 times since 1917. With such an enormous history, it's no surprise that some of classical music's biggest names are associated with the institution. It has housed famous conductors such as Leopold Stokowski and Max Rudolf, and has premiered the works of Debussy, Mahler, Ravel, and Bartók. It's not only responsible for introducing Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait to audiences, it also commissioned his Fanfare for the Common Man into existence. Attracting only the finest players from Ohio and around the world to its stable of musicians, the orchestra continues its second century as an ambassador of symphonic culture.