Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale and Howard Shore Present the Premiere of Complete Lord of the Rings Trilogy with Live Orchestra, 4/16-19

Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale and Howard Shore, composer of the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings(LOTR) soundtrack, present the first American screening of the complete LOTR trilogy with a live American orchestra. Along with soloists to be named later, the Academy Award-winning films will be shown in High Definition on a giant 48' by 20' screen with 250 musicians on stage.

The Lord of the Rings films, directed by Peter Jackson and based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, have won 17 Academy Awards. The Symphony Silicon Valley, choruses and soloists will be on stage beneath and in front of the screen for these historic performances. Howard Shore's award-winning score is 1200 pages in length.

Lord of the Rings Cycle 1:
April 16, 2015 7:00 pm The Fellowship of the Ring
April 17, 2015 7:00 pm The Two Towers
April 18, 2015 7:00 pm The Return of the King

Lord of the Rings Cycle 2
April 18, 2015 1:00 pm The Fellowship of the Ring
April 19, 2015 1:00 pm The Two Towers
April 19, 2015 6:30 pm The Return of the King

The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located at 255 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113.

These special performances are coming directly from Lincoln Center in New York, where they will be presented by a Swiss orchestra, with European musicians, the week before San Jose's performances. Tickets for all three films are sold in a package at $330, $240 and $150. Single tickets may be available for any remaining seats at a future date: $120, $90 and $60.

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About Symphony Silicon Valley:

Symphony Silicon Valley (SSV) is the professional symphony orchestra of San Jose. Led by a roster of distinguished guest conductors on the European model, SSV is an anchor tenant of the magnificently restored California Theatre, one of Northern California's most outstanding music halls. Besides the Orchestra's core Classics programming, other concerts include Target Summer Pops free family-friendly outdoor music festival serving 17,000 annually and ArtSPARK, the County's free arts education program for students in grades 3-6, which serves 20,000 to 30,000 students each season.

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