The first annual Sydney Film Music Festival will launch this October, with three massive nights of live cinematic masterpieces, performed by a symphony orchestra.

The ICC Sydney Theatre will first host 50 Years of Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage on October 13, with pieces from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and more – assuming I didn’t just list all of them, of course.

The following night (October 14), a symphonic orchestra will perform Hans Zimmer’s iconic Gladiator score, and if you make your kids sit through that, than you’d better repay them by bringing them to Sunday, October 15’s Dreamworks Animation In Concert, which performs selected pieces from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and other such films, all accompanied with “one of the biggest HD sceens in Sydney”.

“Music provides the emotional heartbeat of film and to bring together the two worlds to create an even greater experience for the senses is a real privilege,” said curator Scott Mesiti. “We look forward to this becoming an annual event to bring together the music and cinematic worlds in a celebration of emotion and humanity through the mediums.”

Tickets for the Sydney Film Music Festival are on sale from July 26th and can be bought as three-day or one-day passes.

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