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A Celebration of the music of Michael Giacchino

Friday 21st June 2019

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Michael Giacchino, conductor
Ernst Van Tiel, conductor
Aedín Gormley, presenter

For the first time in Ireland, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a  two-concert celebration of Giacchino’s music with Giacchino himself conducting some of this unmissable evening.  

Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino score credits feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history including The Incredibles, War for the Planet of the Apes, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Coco. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.

Don’t miss this rare chance to enjoy, over the course of one evening, extracts from iconic scores from some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history. Including music from The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Ratatouille, War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Spider-Man, Rogue One, Up and Voyage, Giacchino’s concert work commemorating the 60th anniversary of NASA and commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. 

About Michael Giacchino
Giacchino studied filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition, first at Juilliard, and then at UCLA. He moved from marketing to producing in the newly formed Disney Interactive Division where he had the opportunity to write music for video games. 

After moving to DreamWorks Interactive, he was asked to score the temp track for the video game adaptation of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Subsequently, Steven Spielberg hired him as the composer and it became the first PlayStation game to have a live orchestral score, recorded with members of the Seattle Symphony. Giacchino went on to score numerous video games including Spielberg’s Medal of Honor series. 

Giacchino’s work in video games sparked the interest of J.J. Abrams, and thus began their long-standing relationship that would lead to scores for the hit television series Alias and Lost, and the feature films Mission Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the Ratatouille and ride in Disneyland Paris. Most recently, he completed the music for the brand new Incredicoaster located on Pixar Pier in California Adventure. Giacchino was the musical director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. His music can be heard in concert halls internationally with Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, Ratatouille and Jurassic World films being performed live-to-picture with a full orchestra. In June 2018, Giacchino premiered his first work for symphony orchestra, Voyage. Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the piece celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of NASA. 

Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra