“Battlestar Galactica Symphony” World Premiere in Spain!

This summer I will conduct the largest and most ambitious “Battlestar Galatica” concert yet. The “Battlestar Galactica Symphony” will premiere in Tenerife, Spain, headlining a concert in Fimucité: The Tenerife International Film Music Festival.

This hour-long work incorporates musical material from the entire series, performed by a full orchestra, choir, taiko ensemble and select members of my own Battlestar Galactica Orchestra.

This unique combination of the symphonic, ethnic, rock and percussive realms will make this concert the most complete and authentic performance of the “Battlestar Galactica” score ever, and it’s all taking place in the idyllic Canary Islands of Spain.

I will join the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Tenerife Film Choir on stage with special guests and “Galactica” alumni Raya Yarbrough (vocals), Brendan McCreary (vocals and guitars), Steve Bartek (guitars), Paul Cartwright (electric violin), Chris Bleth (ethnic woodwinds) and M.B. Gordy (percussion).

This event, the only “BSG” concert happening this summer, will take place on July 9th at 9:00, in the state-of-the-art Tenerife Auditorium.

In addition to conducting the Symphony, I will also take part in two panels.  On July 8th, I will be honored to take part in a panel with composers Carter Burwell and Bruno Coulais.  Earlier in the day on July 9th, I will be on a panel along with members of the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra.

Further details are available on the Fimucité Official Site and more updates with regard to ticket sales will be coming soon.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and there’s only one performance.  I hope to see some of you guys next month in Spain.

So Say We All!

-Bear