“Shore’s musical opus is every bit as impressive as Tolkien’s literary one, standing on its own as a sweeping, operatic experience, even when liberated from the majesty of Jackson’s trilogy…” — SEATTLE TIMES

THE LORD OF THE RINGS SYMPHONY is Howard Shore’s compilation in six movements of his two-time Academy-award winning score for the popular and epic movie trilogy based on Tolkien’s internationally beloved fantasy novels. “Music is responsible for over 30% of an audience’s response to a film. There is no more exciting example of the profound support music gives to film than Howard Shore’s score for The Lord of the Rings films,” says noted composer Christopher Dedrick. “This is a rare opportunity to hear this core performed live.” Howard Shore has composed the scores to more than 60 films and received the Oscar and Grammy Awards for Best Original Score for The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, for which he was also honored with awards from Los Angeles Film Critics, The Chicago Film Critics, and The Broadcast Film Critics. The score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King recently won the Broadcast Film Critics Award, as well as the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Into the West.” The soundtracks for The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King have sold over 4 million albums worldwide and both albums have remained on the Billboard Top 100 Soundtracks chart since their original release in 2001, 2002, and 2003 respectively. The UK’s Classic FM voted The Lord of the Rings soundtracks “Best Film Score of All Time” for two consecutive years. Since its debut in November 2003, Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings Symphony has been performed in mostly sold-out halls on four continents. Audiences from Sydney and Tokyo to Los Angeles and London have greeted the two-hour work with rousing ovations following performances in some of the world’s most famous venues – including Sydney’s Opera House, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Moscow’s Kremlin Palace Theater. Some of the world’s leading international orchestras — including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the London Philharmonic — has performed The Lord of the Rings Symphony in addition to regional orchestras across the United States.

Tickets are $39.50 Gen. / $99.50 Res. plus applicable service charges and are available now online at ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop, or charge by phone (206) 628-0888

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