LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy to Be Screened with Live Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, 4/8
For the first time in North America, the complete film trilogy The Lord of the Rings will be presented live, in concert, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, New York, April 8-12, 2015. Beneath a giant screen, the Academy Award-winning scores by Howard Shore will be performed by 250 musicians, on stage, including symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists, in two trilogies, Wednesday-Friday, April 8-10, and Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12. The production is created by CAMI Music, and follows acclaimed concert presentations of the first two films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy at Radio City Music Hall (2009 and 2010).
The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, at Lincoln Center, features the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra &
Chorus of Lucerne, Switzerland, conducted by Ludwig Wicki, which specializes in bringing films and their scores to life, and performs an annual program of film concerts at the KKL Luzern. Soloists and chorus for the 2015 trilogy performances at Lincoln Center, as well as related forums and other events, will be announced at a later date.
The epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), The
Return of the King (2003) - directed by Peter Jackson and based on the beloved J. R. R. Tolkien novel
became an international phenomenon. Released by New Line Cinema, the trilogy is among the
highest earning films of all time, and won a total of 17 Academy Awards. Howard Shore was
honored with Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score for The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
and The Return of the King (2004), and for Best Music, Original Song for Into the West, featured in The
Return of the King (2004). Since 2008, more than 200 presentations of individual films of The Lord of
the Rings, In Concert, have taken place in cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia and
Australia. The complete film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, was presented in Lucerne and
Munich in 2011.
Howard Shore commented on the meaning of this North American premiere presentation of the trilogy, in concert: "It was fascinating to watch the performances of individual films of The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, at Radio City in 2009 and 2010. For those events, people came from all over the world: Scandinavia, Europe, the Far East. The book has been translated into 40 languages and has attracted a global fan-base. But the fan community doesn't often have the opportunity to come together in person and coalesce around a performance like this at the highest level. The trilogy at Lincoln Center is unique and something powerful happens - a synergy is created - in bringing together the music, live on a massive scale, with the films, in a magnificent house, and not only for one night, but presented over the course of a week. To bring the trilogy to New York is meaningful
as it's a center of the cultural world, and Lincoln Center is at the heart of New York. It's the perfect place to play the Trilogy in its entirety. We hope that everyone who travels from near or far will feel they've arrived at a kind of contemporary, cultural Middle-earth."
For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.lotrlincolncenter.com/tickets.html