Science Fiction Spectacular

July 14, 2010

July 16-17
Conner Prairie Amphitheatre

Some of the most familiar symphonic music in the world today is the themes from science fiction and fantasy films. Whether original (John Williams’ “Star Wars” music) or indelibly repurposed (the Strauss music used in “2001: A Space Odyssey”), the special-effects-laden images are made even more special by outstanding music.

It’s that music that will be celebrated on the prairie this weekend when the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is joined by the original Mr. Sulu from “Star Trek,” George Takai, soprano Kristen Plumley, and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. Takai’s duties include narration from the science-fiction classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Details here.