The Boston Pops will present “Out of this World with Leonard Nimoy” on May 23rd and 24th, a show featuring science fiction music hosted by Star Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy:
Guest conductor Sarah Hicks, Principal Pops Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, makes her Boston Pops debut leading an “out of this world” program featuring music inspired by outer space, hosted by the legendary original Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy. Music will including Holst’s The Planets (performed alongside a NASA film), the theme from Star Trek, the classical works (Also Sprach Zarathustra and Blue Danube Waltz) popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and John Williams’s intergalactic music from Star Wars, E.T., and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Get tickets at http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/60556.
The Inter-Dimensional Vaudevillians’ Cosmic Sideshow, a “Victorian Inspired Musical Circus Extravaganza,” will be held in Worcester, MA at the Worcester Palladium on November 2nd from 7:00pm to 2:00am. There will be several bands playing, plus fire spinners, artists, and magicians. For more information see http://www.antiquinox.com/events.html.
The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Berklee Choir will perform “Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy” on October 6th at 7:30pm at Boston Symphony Hall.
Fresh off the 25th anniversary FINAL FANTASY celebration, music from one of the most popular video games of all time returns to Boston! The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) and Berklee Choir perform the live soundtrack to this stunning video presentation conducted by Arnie Roth. Plus, legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu will be in attendance.
Highlights will include music from the FINAL FANTASY game franchise (produced by Square Enix and now in its 14th edition since 1987, with more than 100 million units sold), new arrangements created for the recent 25th Anniversary Celebration concerts including the FINAL FANTASY Series: Battle and Victory Theme Medley and the Opera ‘Maria & Draco’ from FINAL FANTASY VI featuring three operatic soloists, narrator, and the Berklee Choir. This live performance features a special guest appearance on FINAL FANTASY VI: Dark World by series composer, Nobuo Uematsu (keyboards) and tour conductor, Arnie Roth (violin).
For details see http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/tickets/distant-worlds-boston-massachusetts.
Rock and Shock, a horror convention and music festival, will once again raise hell in Worcester, MA the weekend of October 18-20. The convention has a long list of actors, writers and artists scheduled to attend, including Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” Robert Patrick of “The X-Files,” and horror icon Robert Englund; also, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will host a screening of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Visit http://rockandshock.com/ to view the complete guest list.
Pop culture hip hop artist Adam WarRock will be making several appearances in New England as part of his fall tour.
Call it nerdcore. Geek music. Whatever. Adam WarRock raps about the comics, TV, movies, video games, and culture that he loves and makes it personal. His story is one of do-it-yourself, independent determination, having gone from a humble website to a full-time music career. Having tapped into the current culture, he’s caught attention from the biggest figures and sites on the web. Whether being personally cited by Nathan Fillion for his Firely-inspired Browncoats Mixtape, praised by TV critics and cast members for his Parks & Rec EP, or made fans out of artists and writers for his comic book-influenced music, he’s gained the respect of the most fickle audiences and harshest critics around.
August 14 – Somerville, MA – Comicazi (Tix)
August 15 – Northampton, MA – Modern Myths Comics ($5 at door)
August 16 – Providence, RI – Spark City w/ Math the Band
August 17 – Manchester, NH – Double Midnight Comics FREE
Learn more at http://www.adamwarrock.com/?page_id=2820.
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RKOCon is a celebration of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the “shadowcasting” phenomenon. The event will be held August 22-25 in Providence, RI. There will be shadowcast performances of other popular shows such as “Repo: The Genetic Opera” and “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” as well as panels, parties, music, and more. To learn more visit http://www.rkocon.com/.
On the evening of April 5th, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, gear up and have an adventure aboard Captain Nemo’s famed Nautilus! Interactive game creator 5-Wits is sponsoring a Steampunk Gala at its “20,000 Leagues” exhibit at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA. Enjoy the art of Bruce Rosenbaum and a musical performance by Eli August. Learn more at http://www.5-wits.com/steampunkgala.aspx.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston, MA on October 18 at 8:00pm.
Backed by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and concert choir, “The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses” brings the world’s most popular video game series to life on the big screen with dynamic and compelling music and video! Enjoy original music spanning 25 years of adventure from the celebrated Zelda franchise, uniting music and visuals in a way never before realized.
“The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses” is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete 4 movement symphony, showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo.
Witness 25 years of video game history unfolding complete with gorgeous and cinematic video presentation, synced to picture with the game’s sensational, thematic and action-packed music played live by a full symphony orchestra.
See http://www.citicenter.org/zelda/ to learn more.
The “NoFriends Nerdcore Tour” will appear at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on September 6th at 8:00pm.
Four nationally (and internationally) recognized nerdcore rap stars from pretty much everywhere are crash landing into the most epic of epic comic book stores that Central Mass has to offer. Come to That’s Entertainment on Park Ave in Worcester MA on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00pm to see:
HALIFAX RAP LEGEND JESSE DANGEROUSLY
COMIC NERDCORE SENSATION ADAM WARROCK
THOUGHTCRIMINALS MASTERMIND MIKAL KHILL
DIRTY SOUTH SWAMP THING TRIBE ONE
Learn more at http://thatse.com/
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Lowell Steam, a group of steampunks in Lowell, MA, are hosting an evening of steamy music with a live concert featuring Hellblinki and Eli August. The event will take place September 23rd at 8:00pm at Ward Eight. Tune in http://lowellsteam.com/ on your aetheric communicator for more information.