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New Concert: Of Myths and Rings

September 7, 2011 at 11:14 am by xoanon  - 

Doug Adams writes: In May of this year, I was contacted by Howard Shore’s office with a rather unique request: Can you write a concert? Wait, let me back up.

Before I came into the picture this inchoate concert was the brainchild of James Cassidy, conductor of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Cassidy had envisioned a concert that would encompass both of the great musical Rings, one Wagner’s, one Tolkien’s/Shore’s. He had brought his idea to Shore, who was intrigued. This, of course, had been a topic of conversation for a number of years. Jonathan Dean had given some Wagner/Shore talks back in the early 2000s, and added some thoughts for the Music of LOTR book. Alex Ross had written a piece for the New Yorker. One of New York’s very first choral performances of Shore’s Rings music featured a sort of back-to-back with Wagner. But these fascinating comparative glimpses were just this — cursory glimpses into a rich vein of subject matter. More..

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One response to “New Concert: Of Myths and Rings”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just saw FOTR with orchestra, choir, boys choir & soloist; it was mesmerizing! By the end I thought. ‘I’ll never be able to watch my beloved LOTR DVD’s again without mourning the absence of the live orchestra.’ 
    I’m looking forward, with much anticipation, to seeing TTT and RTOK.
    On another note, I am hoping that the ‘Of Mythd and Rings’ concert makes it to the SF Bay area as I’m a great fan of Wagners TROTN and would love to hear these two great composers side by side!

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