Saturday, May 15, 2010

“The Fellowship of the Ring” with live accompaniment performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will provide live music for one of the greatest movie adventures, The Fellowship of the Ring, shown in Powell Hall. Tickets for all 2010-2011 SLSO Presents concerts may be purchased online at www.slso.org, or by phone at 314-534-1700, or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office, 718 N. Grand Blvd.

The music of the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings was composed by Howard Shore. The complete 10 hours of music are available on CD/DVD box set and have toured around the world with Howard Shore conducting. The music was composed in an emotional, operatic way, with numerous leitmotifs similar to Wagner's Ring trilogy.

The scores for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King won Academy Awards in 2002 and 2004. The latter film also won an Oscar statuette for Best Song, as well as the Golden Globes for Best Original Score - Motion Picture and Best Original Song. Shore's music for The Lord of the Rings has become the most successful composition of its composer's career.

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