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07 March 2021 Luxembourg (Luxemburg) (Luxembourg)
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
The Shire Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra & the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus - Rockhal, Main Hall
Program Info: J. R. R. Tolkien's masterpiece in concert with orchestra, choir and the Tolkien Ensemble on the Oscar-winning music of Howard Shore, Annie Lennox, Enya and Ed Sheeran.
THE SHIRE - The fantastic world of hobbits and elves from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" comes to the Rockhal on 19th April 2020 as a concert with symphonic orchestra and choir. In a two-hour performance the legendary world of the Hobbits is brought to life in a unique musical event. From the threatening sounds of Mordor and the shrill attack of the black riders to the beautiful lyrical melodies of the elves - almost 100 performers will transform the Rockhal into a musical setting of Middle-Earth.
Howard Shore, who composed the music for the film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit", was awarded an Oscar for it. As with Richard Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen", his leitmotifs let the audience feel in the flesh when the ring unfolds its power and corrupts the bearer of all power: A parable that fits perfectly into today's age.
The press celebrates "The Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit - the Concert" as a "highly emotional and mythical experience" and praises: "Nearly 100 actors - from the well-playing orchestra to the vocal Shire Choir to the outstanding soloists - showed their commitment to transport the audience into Tolkien's world-famous fantasy world... Whether bombastic with timpani and gongs or elven-like delicate flute tones: The well-known, Oscar-winning melodies by Howard Shore from the film trilogy were heard again and again, immediately providing the right "cinema in the head".... In the end, neither the audience nor the musicians held their ground on the chairs. The audience managed to get the actors on stage for three encores with standing ovation