Tickets to go on sale at 10:00 a.m. May 16th

The Houston Symphony performs Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings

Friday, July 8, 2005 7:30 PM Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana
Saturday, July 9, 2005 7:30 PM

Alastair Willis, conductor
Houston Symphony Chorus Charles Hausmann, director
Houston Children’s Chorus Stephen Roddy, founder and director
Kaitlyn Lusk, lyric soprano

Concert ticket prices are $21-$56. Tickets are available at the Houston Symphony Customer Service Center, 615 Louisiana, by phone at (713) 224-7575 and online at

Join the Houston Symphony for a musical journey into the realm of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, featuring more than 200 musicians and singers, with large original illustrations projected above the Jones Hall stage. The images will be projected on a gigantic screen hung above the orchestra and will chronologically align with the music as the story of the Hobbits’ journey from the peaceful Shire to the dreaded land of Mordor unfolds.

“This Lord of the Rings Symphony is a two-hour piece based on the 12 hours of music I wrote for the three films,” says Howard Shore. “Each film was a four-hour composition. And this new symphony takes a concert audience through the story of the Lord of the Rings in a narrative way, using the choirs, using the singing.” The choruses will sing in “Elvish,” and musicians will play such instruments as Norwegian fiddles, Japanese drums, African flutes and Tibetan gongs.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Symphony are offering a family package that includes four rear orchestra level tickets to the symphony concert and four passes to the The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition ? all for $189. To purchase this package you must call the Houston Symphony Customer Service Center at (713)224-7575.

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