Ringer Wee Little Elf writes:
I just wanted to drop you guys a line about yesterday’s performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra of Lord of the Rings in Six Movements. This was the first “real” symphony that I’ve attended and it was awesome! I’m sorry but I didn’t have the foresight to take any pictures of the event… but even pictures wouldn’t have done justice. The music was beautiful and breath-taking. The performance of “The Breaking of the Fellowship” was perfect! My eyes actually became bleary half-way through the performance when I finally realized that I had barely blinked at all! LOL.
There were several standing ovations for Howard Shore at the end of the performance, I’ve never clapped so hard or long in my life. Sissel was awesome, her singing was so etheral, it has made a fan out of me. If you can attend any of the Upcoming performances of Lord of the Rings, please do, you will never forget it. It was an enchanting 2 hours of wonderful music and it was worth every penny too.
Ringer Katherine writes:
I just got back from seeing Howard Shore perform the music from the Lord of the Rings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Opening night in Atlanta was fabulous!!! And being able to see Alan Lee’s sketches added depth and magic to the emotion of the music. (Did you know that Viggo Mortensen wrote the melody for Aragorn’s Coronation?)
Tonight’s opening performance in Atlanta, also featured the North American debut of the multitalented, multi-award winning, and verly lovely Danish soloist, Sissel. Her voice was pure and clear as liquid gold. The whole night was a wonder to behold. Howard Shore holds nothing back. You can tell that Mr.
Shore is passionate about his music and delighted to share it with us.
If you live in or near Atlanta, I hear that there are still a few seats available for Friday and Saturday nights performances. You can get more information by directly calling the Woodruff Arts Center at (404) 733-5000. It’s a night of music and magic that you won’t soon forget!
I also want to encourage all of you who may be thinking about going to see the Lord of the Rings Exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science from August 1 – October 24th to go while you have the chance. Having moved to Atlanta from Boston, I can tell you that The Boston Museum of Science is noted for their excellence. They have a reputation for sparing no expense. It will be a red carpet, ‘pull out all the stops’ event. Your eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and feet will be filled with joy and wonder as you see not only the original props from all three films, but also have the chance to discover first hand what you would look like Hobbit sized. So if you’re able to get away – if only for a weekend – take the trip! Not only will you be treated to a once in a lifetime exhibit (the exhibit is only coming to Boston, MA), while your in Beantown you might also want to learn about the midnight ride of Paul Revere!