mallorn writes: New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and NJ Symphony Orchestra 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. The concerts will be held on Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in Prudential Hall.

One hour prior to the December 3rd performance, Howard Shore will be present for a pre-performance Q and A, free to all ticket-holders. [More]

Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings Symphony with The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

John Mauceri, conductor
Susan Egan, vocalist
Montclair State University Chorale
Heather J. Buchanan, choral conductor
New Jersey Youth Chorus
Patricia Joyce, choral conductor