Lord of the Rings Symphony Presented at Center for the Arts

Posted: May 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will perform the Lord of the Rings Symphony by Howard Shore at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m.

In this Washington, D.C., area premiere, J.R.R. Tolkien’s immortal fantasy adventure is summarized in a grand symphonic journey. The adult and children’s choruses of the Fairfax Choral Society will be featured, along with soloists Kaitlyn Lusk and 12-year-old Xavier Flory, who has been singing with the Vienna Boys Choir since 2003. An augmented Fairfax Symphony will utilize extra instruments such as guitars, an accordion, a cimbalon, Tibetan hanging gongs, a Ney flute, a Pan flute, an Irish whistle, a Hardanger fiddle, and a mandolin. The orchestra will be led by Markus Huber, who has conducted the Lord of the Rings Symphony in various U.S. cities, and worked with Shore directly on the Taiwan and New Zealand productions.

Tickets are $65, $55, $50, and $40. Call 703-218-6500 or purchase tickets through www.tickets.com.

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