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These Symphony-commissioned feature articles offer insights into the music you'll hear in the concert hall. We hope you'll find them provocative and entertaining.

Jul 5, 2016

Cinema at the Symphony: Bring the whole family

The San Francisco Symphony performs live accompaniment to the animated film "Ratatouille." (Photo - courtesy of CAMI)

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It's no question that a night at the movies is a summertime tradition. The San Francisco Symphony raises the bar this summer with two live movie events in Davies Symphony Hall sure to delight children, families, and kids at heart. 

On July 14 and 15, Star Trek fans of every generation will be delighted by a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the television and movie empire. The Symphony will perform selections from the musical scores from "Star Trek: The Original Series," “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine” and a variety of iconic Star Trek movies while footage rolls on the big screen. Live long and prosper, Symphony fans.

On July 16 and 17 the Symphony performs the Grammy Award-winning score to the popular Disney Pixar movie "Ratatouille" live while the movie is projected on the big screen. Prior to the July 17 matinee performance, Academy Award-winners Brad Bird (director and screenwriter) and Michael Giacchino (composer) will discuss the creative process behind "Ratatouille." 

If you go

"Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" July 14 and 15 at 7:30pm. "Ratatouille" in Concert July 16 and 17 at 2pm. July 17 pre-concert talk with "Ratatouille" director and screenwriter Brad Bird and composer Michael Giacchino at 1pm. Davies Symphony Hall, (415) 864-6000,