Composer Howard Shore thinks it’s great that his prodigious, two-hour “Lord of the Rings Symphony” is being performed in live concerts, like the one Saturday at the Fox Theatre with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, all over the world. But just as marvelous, he says, is the way his music, which requires boy and girl choristers, has suddenly made it “hip” (his word) for adolescent and teenage boys to participate in choirs. [More]