Let the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra take you to The Final Frontier! Giveaway


There’s nothing quite like a live orchestra to really make your heart race and blood pump.  Something about all of that amazing sound being created right there in your presence…it’s so BIG!  I was never patient or talented enough to properly play an instrument so I am always in awe of the truly talented musicians of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.  Amazing, I tell ya!

When a group of stellar musicians get to perform some truly out of this world music…well, that’s a once in a lifetime event.   That’s what is coming to Cincinnati on September 20 through 22 when the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents The Final Frontier!  Want to know what makes this show even MORE amazing?  It’s being narrated by the one and only George Takei!  You of course, know him as Sulu from television’s Star Trek (the original series).  Who better to lead us all into The Final Frontier along with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra!  Here’s a little about the show from the Cincinnati Pops:

_MG_2597_SmilingBoldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst’s The Planets and Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey). Host and narrator George Takei, “Mr. Sulu” himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen. Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish “science fact” from science fiction.

Amazing music.  A fabulous narrator.  Science.  It’s the perfect evening!  I am SO excited about sharing this night with my family…I just cannot wait!  What better way to get your kids engaged than a live orchestra playing such powerful music…and music that is so easy for them to relate to.  My kids have been Star Wars fans practically from birth.  I was raised with Star Trek and Star Wars as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey.  This music is the soundtrack to my own childhood and I cannot wait to hear, see, and feel it come to life at the hands of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Mr. Takei.

I know you are all just as excited as I am, and because we want you to experience The Final Frontier for yourself, Family Friendly Cincinnati and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra have partnered to bring you a out of this world giveaway!  Read on to learn how you can enter to win a Family 4-pack of tickets to The Final Frontier!


We are giving away TWO Family 4-packs of tickets to experience The Final Frontier at Cincinnati’s Music Hall on Sept. 20, 21 or 22.  To enter, just answer the question below:

Which is your favorite score: Star Trek or Star Wars?

I’m going to admit, I will be hard pressed to pick one of these as my favorite.  This type of music gets all wrapped up in the scenery and plot for me and I get emotionally attached.  I’m not sure I can pick!  Tell us which is YOUR favorite by leaving a comment on this post and you are entered to win!

Want more entries?  Just do one, or all, of the following and leave a separate comment for each on this post stating that you did so:

    1. Sign up for our Enewsletter: http://eepurl.com/bxdIb
    2. Check out Family Friendly Cincinnati and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on Facebook
    3. Tweet about this giveaway, including a link to this post and @FamFriendlyCin in your Tweet.

That’s it!  That’s FOUR ways to enter which means FOUR chances to win!  Winner will be drawn (randomly) Friday, September 13 at Noon and notified via email (we’ll also announce it on our Facebook page). Contest is open to Tri-State residents ages 18 and up. Winners will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will be performing The Final Frontier at Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. Cincinnati, Oh.  Tickets start at $25 for adults, children ages 6-17 get in for only $10 for all show times for this amazing event.  Here are a few more fun bits to keep in mind:

  • Have your photo taken with Stormtroopers in the Music Hall lobby before all performances!
  • Stick around after any performance for a stargazing lesson with the Cincinnati Observatory (weather permitting)! For the Sunday matinee, point your eyes at the skies with their solar scopes.
  • Tug-of-war(also weather permitting)! Friday only (Sept 20), 7pm at Washington Park. Join a tug-of-war battle between Star Wars and Star Trek fans! Costumes are encouraged and there are prizes—and bragging rights—to be won!
  • Be sure to visit the Pops booth at the Cincinnati Comic Expo for a special activity that could make you a part of the Final Frontier show!

Don’t miss out on this amazing event!  See you there…

disclosure: Tickets were provided to Family Friendly Cincinnati to give away to our readers, and a pair were provided to allow us to take our family to the event as well.  All opinions expressed above are 100% our own.

When not blogging at Family Friendly Cincinnati you can find Amy Q. writing at her own blog: www.in-a-galaxy.blogspot.com.

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  1. C Barbosa says

    I already follow the Pops on FB. John Williams’s scores are absolutely iconic and they all weave through my childhood: Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Superman, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Star Wars, Star Trek…Between the final two, my vote goes to the scores for the original Star Wars trilogy (but my favorite is Superman!).

  2. Alex Hoog says

    Star Wars, definitely! Amd I checked out the facebook pages for Family Friendly Cincinnati AND the Cincinnati Pops!

  3. Stacie Sapper says

    Our house is divided – I choose Star Wars but I think my husband and one son choose differently!

  4. MB Bauer says

    Star Wars because they’re more memorable to me as I was growing up, and because the music is so integral to the movies!

  5. Susan Banks says

    I find myself humming the Star Wars theme when I’m stressed at work! I love it! But…I love to “sing” the original Star Trek theme when I drive…by myself! Ha! And I already subscribe to FFC! Would LOVE to see this performance!

  6. Lindsay Braud says

    I agree that it is difficult to choose my favorite musical score, but in this case I will go with Star Wars. It just more memorable for me!