Looks like it's time to start reaching for the "9" rather than the "8"... another new year is upon us. 2008 was certainly full of surprises--some amazingly wonderful, some frustrating. But such is the way of all years, and I wouldn't have 2009 any different. I will say 2009 seems particularly rich with promise... the LOTR Symphony will reach Abu Dhabi and Prague (and likely other places), FOTR Live will come to London, France and New York, TTT Live will debut once again in Lucerne before heading to Munich and Wolf Trap. And of course, there's the little matter of a long expected party next October, and the release of the The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, the Master Box... and I solemnly promise to come up with a better name than "The Whole Enchilada" before then!
This is all to say nothing of the behind-the-scenes scurrying on projects that will reach past 2009. ROTK Live will soon be in the works as will, of course, The Hobbit!
I'm glad we have our little Hobbit-hole here, and I'll do my best to keep it as interesting as ever in the coming year, if not more so. Believe me, there are still big things in the works!
So Happy New Year, everyone!
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