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'Fellowship of the Rings' w/orchestra - Wolf Trap 5/21 & 22

Old 04-28-08, 12:59 PM
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'Fellowship of the Rings' w/orchestra - Wolf Trap 5/21 & 22

US Premier of the first film with live symphony and choral arrangement! The film in HiDef no less...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Live Symphony & Film
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Damn, that's awesome. If I lived in Washington, I'd go in a heartbeat.


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Old 04-28-08, 02:26 PM
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That would be so cool. I really wonder what the licensing is for something like this.
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Old 04-28-08, 11:10 PM
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Think may check this out !
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Old 05-21-08, 02:56 PM
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looks like there are now discounted seats available through Goldstar for the Thursday night screening.
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Anyone go to this? How was it? I would've gone, but it was really bad timing for me...
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Woulda been fine if it WASN'T the middle of the week.
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yeah, i was disappointed that it was in the middle of the week. I also think it rained. Oh well, maybe next time
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Old 05-28-08, 10:45 AM
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I don't recall it raining - I went on Thursday - I just remember it was very cold.. for May nonetheless. As for the event - wow! The music was so perfectly timed I almost forgot there was an orchestra under the screen. The choral group and soloists were also top notch - The Mines of Moria is by far my favourite musical segment of the movie. The concert/film had an intermission, right after the fellowship was brought together by Elrond. The HiDef imagery was perfect, although there were subtitles throughout the entire movie since at times the noise level of the orchestra almost drowned out the voice track of the film (incidently the film was projected at it's original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35 - I soooo can't wait for the bluray, for the record the film was the theatrical version and not the extended cut). Needless to say, given how long the film was, I didn't get home to upper northwest DC until 12:40 AM - but I was glad I didn't miss out on this concert.
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you know what it prob didn't rain, I just remember coming up with a few excuses of why I shouldn't go, I thought that was one of them.
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Sounds like this would be a fantastic experience. You guys are lucky!
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darn! 1 week too late to this thread.
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I don't recall it raining - I went on Thursday - I just remember it was very cold.. for May nonetheless. As for the event - wow! The music was so perfectly timed I almost forgot there was an orchestra under the screen. The choral group and soloists were also top notch - The Mines of Moria is by far my favourite musical segment of the movie. The concert/film had an intermission, right after the fellowship was brought together by Elrond. The HiDef imagery was perfect, although there were subtitles throughout the entire movie since at times the noise level of the orchestra almost drowned out the voice track of the film (incidently the film was projected at it's original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35 - I soooo can't wait for the bluray, for the record the film was the theatrical version and not the extended cut). Needless to say, given how long the film was, I didn't get home to upper northwest DC until 12:40 AM - but I was glad I didn't miss out on this concert.
We went to the Wednesday showing.... my experience was about the same as yours. Agree about forgetting about the orchestra, they were that good ! The soloists and choir gave chills at times. It was an amazing show...but I almost would have preferred the movie being more in the background and the live performance more showcased.
Only downsides was the temperature... wore long sleeve knit shirt and light jacket, but we were freezing by the end ! And at our show you would think no one ever knew there were credits after a movie, which is one of my favorite parts of FOTR for the music. People started applauding and leaving while there was still 10 minutes of performance to go !
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head's up: The Two Towers will get the same treatment, Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29, 2009
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head's up: The Two Towers will get the same treatment, Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29, 2009

Remind me again a week before. wtf
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Remind me again a week before. wtf
duly noted.
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This was announced already? That's pretty earlier, especially for Wolf Trap. Might have to try and make it this year.
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yes it was announced in email form.
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