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Screenings of the Lord of the Rings trilogy accompanied by live performances of the films' Howard Shore scores will take place at New York's famed Lincoln Center in April 2015.

The soundtrack will be performed twice live by the Swiss 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, between April 8 and 12. One cycle will run over the course of three straight nights, while the other will take place over a weekend with performances in the afternoon and evening.

It's not the first time such a performance has taken place - the whole trilogy was screened and accompanied by a similar symphony in both Switzerland and Germany in 2011. But, it will be the first time all three of Peter Jackson's LOTR movies - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King - will be shown together with live orchestral accompaniments in the US.

I recently returned from London where I was lucky enough to see Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood alongside Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing his live score for the 2007 Oscar-contender. I've never experienced cinema like that before; it went beyond movie modernity into being something hypnotic, poetic, dangerously new, and sometimes downright weird...

So, if you're a big Lord of the Rings fan, you really don't want to miss this screening. If you have a chance to go - GO. For more details and to book tickets for Lord of the Rings Live in Concert NYC visit:


Will you be seeing LOTR accompanied by the symphonic orchestra in NYC?

(Source: The Verge)


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