Lord of the Rings Films Featuring 250-person orchestra

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Got plans to be in New York City next year?

Howard Shore’s score will get the 250 person orchestra treatment acconmpied by the flims April 2015.  at New York City’s David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

The films will be projected on huge screens set above 250 musicians, including a full symphonic orchestra, choruses, soloist, and conductor Ludwig Wicki. The trilogy will be shown and performed two times in total — one film will be shown at 7:30pm each evening from Wednesday April 8th through Friday the 10th. On Saturday the 11th, The Fellowship of the Ring will be shown as a matinee; The Two Towers will follow that evening and The Return of the King will wrap things up on Sunday the 12th at 1:30pm.

Many readers know this is not the first time this has happened.  The entire trilogy was screened and accompanied by a similar symphony in Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany, in 2011. Single-film performances have taken place across the world for years, as well — in fact, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers were each performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2009 and 2010.

This does mark the first time the entire trilogy has been performed in the US

 

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3 comments

  1. Why are all the great things happening on the east coast? I hope the powers that be will have it somewhere on the west coast in the future.

    • Good news, Tim! The Lord of the Rings Trilogy with Live Orchestra IS coming to the West Coast. Tickets are on sale now for the April 2015 event being held San Jose, California presented by Symphony Silicon Valley. Visit the website for more info: http://www.lotrssv.org

  2. “This does mark the first time the entire trilogy has been performed in the US” Speaking of firsts, Tim, the San Jose screenings will be the first time the trilogy’s music is performed live with an American orchestra and singers. Get your tickets soon; it’s the patriotic thing to do.

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