Jeff sent in this report from Howard Shore’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Last night I attended an amazing concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring the world premiere performance of the music from the Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Shore. Mr. Shore, who was in attendance at last night’s performance, made a special 45 minute arrangement of highlights from the 150 minute score. The music was performed by the Hollywood Bowl orchestra with the Pacific Chorale and Paulist Choristers. It gave me chills to hear the first few notes of “The Prophecy”, and I was deeply moved to hear “The Lament for Gandalf” performed live by this very talented orchestra and chorus. All in all it was an evening I will remember for the rest of my life.
The conductor, John Mauceri, said that when all three films are complete Mr. Shore intends to arrange them all into a 2-hour suite that will be performed in two years.
There is another performance tonight, but Mr. Shore is not expected to be in attendance. I highly recommend anyone in the Los Angeles area make their way to this awesome experience. I think tickets are still available at www.ticketmaster.com.