The folks from the NJSO write:

First NY-Metro Area Engagement!
Howard Shore’s
with The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, conductor
Sissel, vocalist
Montclair State University Chorale
Heather J. Buchanan, choral conductor
New Jersey Youth Chorus
Patricia Joyce, choral conductor

Friday, December 3, 2004 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8:00pm

NJPAC and NJSO join forces to present the NY Metropolitan Area premiere of THE LORD OF THE RINGS SYMPHONY: SIX MOVEMENTS FOR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS, a multi-media extravaganza featuring music from the blockbuster big-screen trilogy whose soundtrack recordings have sold over 4 million copies. This once-in-a-lifetime concert will feature composer Howard Shore’s monumental, Grammy and Academy Award-winning score from all three Lord of the Rings films in a six-movement, two-hour musical journey into the realm of Middle Earth – from the tranquility of the Shire to the horrors of Mordor and explosive Mount Doom. To enhance the musical experience, storyboard sketches from the movie trilogy and original illustrations for the centenary edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books will be projected above the orchestra. This spectacular event will incorporate more than 200 performers, including the full New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and two choruses.

Tickets for this performance range from $15 to $68. Tickets go on sale through NJPAC beginning Monday, July 26 at noon, online at, via phone toll-free at 1-888-466-5722, and at the NJPAC Box Office, One Center Street, Newark, open Mon. to Sat. from 12pm to 6pm, and Sun. from 10am to 3pm. (A $2 facility fee will be added to the price of each ticket purchased through NJPAC. Please note that the NJPAC Box Office will be closed from August 2 through 29; during that period, tickets will be available online at and via phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC.)