LORD OF THE RINGS
RETURN OF THE KING
Original Score Performed Live with Film - Composed by Howard Shore
SYMPHONIC CINEMA, ORCHESTRAL PROGRAMS
Manager: Jean-Jacques Cesbron
Original Score Live with Film - Composed by Howard Shore
The Lord of the Rings – Live to Projection invites audiences to experience J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth like never before. As ever, the author’s indelible tale conveys a nearly illimitable sense of wonder and detail. Peter Jackson’s timeless films transplant the story’s scope and thrills from the mind’s eye onto the silver screen. Now, Howard Shore’s music takes center stage to impart the heart and soul of this epic adventure.
Positioned beneath an immense projection screen, nearly 300 musicians will perform Shore’s three-hour score to The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King carefully synchronized to the film. This unique performance allows the original 2003 score to bear the narrative weight, creating a wholly new and dramatic live concert experience.
The music of The Lord of the Rings is counted among film music’s most complex and comprehensive works. Howard Shore’s score is as rich and thoroughly realized as the story that inspired it. The complexity and grandeur of Middle-earth and the great War of the Ring are transmitted through the interlocking leitmotifs and grand vistas of Shore’s expressive writing.
-Doug Adams, Chicago-based musician and writer; author of The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.