San Antonio Symphony and Majestic Theatre Announces Movie Concert Series; Tickets Go on Sale 6/20
In keeping with the San Antonio Symphony's long-standing partnership with the Majestic Theatre, the Symphony will introduce a new collaboration with a two-part movie concert series. This new concert series will take movie-watching experience to another level by featuring a full-length movie, "Star Trek Into Darkness," and an evening of classic Looney Tunes celebrated by "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II," all with music scores accompanied live by the San Antonio Symphony.
"We are excited about continuing our relationship with the Majestic Theatre, as we continue to bring great performances to our audiences," said David Gross, San Antonio Symphony President. "The Majestic Theatre has been the home of the San Antonio Symphony for many years. There is a long history of fantastic performances. We look forward to continuing to be a part of their future," said Mike Rilley, Majestic & Empire Theatres General Manager.
"Star Trek Into Darkness"
On October 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., the San Antonio Symphony will present "Star Trek Into Darkness," director J.J. Abrams's most recent blockbuster hit in the Star Trek franchise, with composer Michael Giacchino's thrilling musical score performed "live to picture" by the orchestra.
See this action thriller in high definition as Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise track down an indestructible rogue terrorist and in the process, uncover a secret plot to militarize Starfleet and engage in all-out war with the Klingon Empire! San Antonio is just one of many stops for this "live to picture" series of "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness concerts," which began in May with performances in Switzerland and the United Kingdom and will continue this summer in Houston, San Diego and Philadelphia. Giacchino himself will attend several of these performances, squeezing in appearances while completing scores for two big summer films, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "Jupiter Ascending." http://www.startrek.com/article/first-look-star-trek-live-in-concert
Warner Bros. presents "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II"
The second of the two-part concert series at the Majestic Theatre takes place on April 3-4, 2015 at 8 p.m. with a fun family event, "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II." "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II" celebrates the world's most beloved Looney Tunes -- "What's Opera, Doc?," "The Rabbit of Seville," "Rhapsody Rabbit," and many others, -- and their legendary stars -- including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Fans will enjoy watching this critically-acclaimed fusion of classic animation on the big screen with their extraordinary original musical scores, conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, played LIVE by the San Antonio Symphony. Plus, be on the lookout for a two brand-new eye-popping Looney Tunes 3D theatrical animated shorts! http://www.bugsbunnyatthesymphony.net/
Tickets Go On Sale Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. - order by Tuesday, July 1 and receive a special 10 percent savings.
Ticket prices range from $35-$85 - for Star Trek fans and $25 to $65 - for Bugs Bunny. Special VIP tickets to the concert are also available for $150 for "Star Trek Into Darkness" and $100 for "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II." The package includes a post-concert talk with the conductor, promotional poster and a drawing for additional items at the event.
About the San Antonio Symphony: The San Antonio Symphony is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to inspire and enrich our community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio through excellent symphonic performance, education and service. The San Antonio Symphony, with more than 70 professional musicians, serves over 130,000 people per year including 40,000 students. For more information about the Symphony visit www.sasymphony.org. To purchase tickets, call the Tobin Center box office (210) 223-8624.
About the Majestic Theatre: The Historic Majestic Theatre is located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1929 by John Eberson for Interstate Theatres, the Majestic was intended to be the most modern building in South Texas and was the first in the state to be totally air-conditioned. The Majestic remains one of the finest examples of atmospheric theatres ever built, receiving National Historic Landmark status in 1993. Purchased in 1988 by the City of San Antonio, the theatre was renovated in 1989 at a cost of $15 million, and shortly after, in 1996, the stage was expanded, allowing the theatre to accommodate major Broadway musicals. Since 1989, the Majestic has hosted over 5 million patrons, all at no cost to taxpayers. For more information visit www.majesticempire.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/MajesticEmpireSA) and Twitter (@majesticempire).