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FOTR to screen with symphony and chorus in Perth

Ringer Karen wanted to share the news that lucky Aussies who live in or near Perth can now purchase tickets to screenings of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with live music and chorus being presented by the Western Australian Symphony Orchestar (WASO) on June 21 and 22, 2013. From the WASO website: “Peter Jackson’s epic vision of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is supported by some of the greatest film music of all time. Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-winning score captures the film’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas and grand journeys through the power of a full symphony orchestra and massed voices.”

Visit the WASO website for more information and to purchase tickets. Read more…

Posted in Concerts, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups

ProjectFiver collecting decorated converse sneakers for Dragon*Con charity auction

This year’s 2012 Dragon*Con Charity Auction will raise money for the Georgia chapter of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Tolkien fan and former Dragon*Con Tolkien Track director Melissa “Fiver” Kern and her husband Chris at projectfiver are collecting decorated Converse Sneakers to sell at the auction.

How can you get involved? If you find an artist to decorate the sneakers, projectfiver will supply the sneakers! All the decorated sneakers will then be put up for sale at  the 2012 Dragon*Con Charity Auction held on Sunday, September 2 2012.

Find out more about this good cause at ProjectFiver and at the Dragon*Con Charity Auction page.

Posted in Concerts, Creations, DragonCon, Events, Fans

All the world is a stage – see Middle-earth live

There are some very exciting Lord of the Rings related live performance opportunities this summer to tide you over until “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” release later this year. In Ottawa, the NAC will be screening “The Fellowship of the Ring” and providing the musical soundtrack for 3 performances: July 5th, 6th and 7th. (Many thanks to Emanuel for that information!) Similarly, The Lord of the Rings in Concert has a few forthcoming dates in France, Australia and Chile. The Hobbit returns to The Maverick Theater in Fullerton, California. This imaginative production, reviewed here at Backstage.com, runs now until July 14th and is a must see. (Thank you Ringwinner for the heads up!) If you haven’t already caught Charlie Ross’s One Man Lord of the Rings you’ll have an opportunity as the show moves to Austin, Texas June 20th through 24th, Columbia, Maryland June 29th, San Jose, California July 24th through 29th and the exciting Fringe Festival in Edinburgh August 13th through 27th. Lastly, the popular musical Fellowship! closes at the Trepany House in Hollywood after the 11pm performance on Friday, June 29th.

Get out there and support your local arts. Shire!

Posted in Concerts, Events, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Stage Productions, The Hobbit

TTT Score Performed Live in Oz

From sydneysymphony.com: By popular demand – the second film from Peter Jackson’s trilogy, with its stunning orchestral score performed live on stage. In 2011 we presented The Fellowship of the Ring, the first film in Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings. With the movie on the big screen and the orchestra performing Howard Shore’s music, the result made for some awesome hours in the concert hall. Then we were deluged! Faster than hordes of orcs storming Helm’s Deep, the emails flooded in. And the phone calls, the tweets and the Facebook posts. Everyone wanted to know when we’d be presenting the rest of the trilogy. So we’re delighted to announce Part II of The Lord of the Rings with two evening concerts and one matinee performance. Tickets

Posted in Concerts, Events, LotR Movies, Movie The Two Towers

Hobbit in 5 – New Hobbit shooting locations, LEGO Hobbit Game & “4 Tanks” Ep 2

On today’s show, we release some new ‘Hobbit’ shooting locations, Warner Brothers Interactive says a LEGO ‘Hobbit’ videogame is in the works, a new episode of “4 Tanks and a Healer” is up, and if you’re on the west coast make sure to check out LOTR in Concert!

Posted in Concerts, Events, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, TORN TV

Hobbit sword Sting coming to Oakland

“The Lord of the Rings” is coming to Oakland’s Oracle Arena in concert form Saturday, and as part of the experience, there will be a display of props created during the production of the movie trilogy that are now part of a private collection of Troika Brodsky.

Among the shields, helmets and costumes featured are Gimli’s battle-ax, a complete Ringwraith costume, a pair of hairy hobbit feet and Frodo’s sword, Sting. More..

Posted in Concerts, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

FOTR Concert Review: San Diego

Big Fan writes: It was stupendous. It was, for me, a dream come true. To hear it live was exhilirating, to watch the musicians was inspiring. I always knew it was complex composition, but to watch the string players do what they do, with this music, for such a prolonged period of time, without missing a note, was awe-inspiring. I loved it when the music swelled to the point of drowning out the dialogue.

Tickets are still on sale at lordoftheringsinconcert.com (more…)

Posted in Concerts, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

LOTR Concert Images

Troika sends along some images from the FOTR Concerts taking place out on the west coast. Take a look at some of the behind the scenes goodies on display! If you are attending one of these concerts send us your report and photos to spymaster@theonering.net

Posted in Concerts, Events, LotR Production, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Props

200 musicians to accompany ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ showing in Anaheim

More than 200 musicians pick up their instruments Saturday night to accompany The Lord of the Rings film “The Fellowship of the Ring.” The score, composed by Howard Shore, won both the Grammy and Academy awards. The film will be projected onto a 60-foot screen at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Musicologist Doug Adams was given exclusive access to Howard Shore, his scores, and the film’s original artwork for his book “The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.” More..

Tickets are still on sale at lordoftheringsinconcert.com

Posted in Concerts, Events, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

AZ FOTR Concert Review

morphiaflow writes: I live in Glendale, AZ and attended the premiere of the LORD OF THE RINGS—FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING symphony concert tour last night (Wednesday October 12, 2011), at the Jobbing.com Arena. I offer my thoughts on the event for any who might care.

For starters, let me state that I’m a lifelong Tolkien/LOTR fan, as well as a fan of Peter Jackson in general, AND Howard Shore—I love not just his film scores, but as a huge Saturday Night Live fan, the fact that he was a crucial part of that show in its formative years makes him an extremely interesting individual to me. So the Jackson/Shore/Tolkien association has always been a multiple win in my book.

Also, back in fall 2009 I attended the “Star Wars In Concert” tour at the same venue, which featured musical suites from all six films, with live orchestra and choir, hosted and narrated by Anthony Daniels (C-3P0). The musical selections were arranged more or less chronologically in the Star Wars saga, but sometimes linked by a theme, a character or a specific part of the story arc, and were accompanied by visuals (but not dialogue) from the Star Wars films.

Tickets are still on sale at lordoftheringsinconcert.com (more…)

Posted in Concerts, Events, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore talks FOTR concert tour with TORn

If you go to the movies, even casually, you have been moved by his work. Assisting directors, he makes audiences laugh and cry and with over 80 scores, three Oscars and more than 50 other awards to his name, Howard Shore is a master movie composer. He has collaborated with David Cronenberg, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme and David Fincher to name just a few. But it is his work with Peter Jackson on the Lord of the Rings film trilogy that has won him his widest commercial acclaim.

With a nine-city tour of The Lord of the Rings in concert: The Fellowship of the Ring to kick off Wednesday in Glendale Arizona, TheOneRing.net spoke with Shore (in London) by phone about the unique event that combines a film screening with a live performance of his score.

TORn: Is there an excitement about these live performances?

Howard Shore: It is very exciting, I am very much looking forward to it. (more…)

Posted in Concerts, Events, Headlines, Howard Shore, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Music, Uncategorized

Hobbits invade San Diego

Middle Earth Has Never Sounded So Good.
  
The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring is the groundbreaking first installment of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film trilogy.  Featuring, Howard Shore’s complete Academy Award® and Grammy®–winning score performed live on-stage by more than 250 musicians with the film projected on an immense 60-foot screen.  Entertainment Weekly calls it “High Class Geekery” and The San Francisco Examiner exclaims “It’s The Concert of the Decade.”

The Lord of the Rings in Concert will be hitting San Diego, California on October 13. In addition to the orchestra performance of the soundtrack live to the screening of the film, they will also have 22 original movie props and costumes on display. Since they will also have the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra performing before the big concert, this is definitely going to be a Family Friendly event. See the link below for tickets and further details. http://valleyviewcasinocenter.com/Lord-of-the-Rings-In-Concert-October-13-7-30-pm

But the invasion begins earlier, this Saturday, to be exact. There will be a flashmob of Hobbits and other Middle-earth denizens near the Old Globe Theater tomorrow, October 8 at 12:30pm. See the Valley View Casino Center’s facebook page linked below for more details and a Youtube video showing the flashmob dance steps. More..

Posted in Concerts, Costume Design, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Music, Props