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When I was a boy, my father told me that the key to appreciating classical music was to make a story of it while I listened to it. Being of a dorky, pocket-protector disposition, it’s no surprise that Beethoven, for me, was all about teleporters, go-go skirts, amorphous alien blobs, and Borg Cubes.
In the last few decades, sci-fi and classical music have been converging — thanks to declining “traditional” symphony concert attendances. Pops orchestras have been springing up all over the place, endlessly performing the Star Wars theme for pleb audiences.
Now Star Trek is also going the pops route. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is launching an event called Star Trek: The Music, co-hosted by John de Lancie (Q himself) and Robert Picardo (the doctor) and featuring Jerry Goldsmith’s opening theme for Star Trek: Voyager, the Klingon battle theme, and the opening music from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.Read More