With the FOTR Live performances so much in the limelight recently, it's easy to forget that the LOTR Symphony is still touring strongly. June 5 and 6, 2008 bring the work to Singapore.
It's fascinating to hear each performance of the Symphony bring something different to the table. Toronto brought an entirely different choral style, sweetly focused on portamento and vibrato. Cleveland's brass showed up with aggressively sharpened claws. In LA the strings brought the golden warmth of classic Hollywood scoring.
The combination of a Singapore orchestra and a Slovenian chorus promises to bring something entirely new. If anyone here attends, let us know what you think!
And now, I'm off to the doctor--I'm hoping my voice returns by this weekend or the Lucerne pre-concert talks are going to include a lot of enthusiastic hand gestures on my part. (I'm sure I'll pull through. Dr. Singh knows his stuff!)
Anyway, click here to visit the Singapore Arts Festival 2008 LOTR page and line up some tickets!