FredO writes: I thought it might of interest to TORN readers that there is now a package available for those traveling to Pittsburgh for the LOTR Symphony on July 22 and 23:

Lord of the Rings Symphony Package:

If you need a place to stay when you come to see The Lord of the Rings
Symphony, check into the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. For just $189 plus tax, stay in a luxurious room and two tickets to the Lord of the Rings Symphony for either Friday, June 22 or Saturday, June 23.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-454-4400. All reservations must be made by July 20. Offer cannot be used in combination with any other offer. Previous sales excluded.

The Renaissance Hotel is just a block away from Heinz Hall where the PSO performs. I believe you would still need to buy a separate ticket to the Middle Earth dinner if you wished to attend that fund-raising event. As a reminder, Billy Boyd will be attending both dinners. The price of the dinner is $65.00 per ticket.