The Lord Of The Rings Symphony

The Houston Symphony Orchestra is touring the United States and Canada with a two-hour concert arrangement of Howard Shore’s score for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In addition to the awesome Oscar-winning score, the symphony will feature storyboards corresponding to the action of the films, unique instruments (including “an Irish whistle, a Hardanger fiddle [the national instrument of Norway] and a cimbalom, a boxy dulcimer that sounds like a cross between a piano and a harp”), and some choral arrangements in Elvish and Orcish. I’ve never been to a classical concert before, but this sounds like it would be really cool…

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