- The extended versions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy last for a total of 11 hours and 55 minutes; the three films took a record 274 days to make
- The music and soundtrack albums for The Lord of the Rings films have won three Oscars, three Golden Globes and four Grammys
- Howard Shore, composer of the score for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy – for which he won three Oscars – is a classically trained musician who has scored more than 100 films
- The music that accompanies the adventures of the Hobbits contains a range of British and Irish folk instruments, including the mandolin, Celtic harp, musette (a kind of accordion) and the bodhrán, reflecting Tolkien’s view of the Shire
- The Rings of Power is the most expensive series in the history of television, the first season took a year to film
Host and celebrity guest: William Kircher
Soloist: Johanna Krumin, vocal
Conductor: Taras Martynyk
The Academic Khmelnitsky Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Howard Shore, one of the most important film composers, is best known for his work on Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy-adventure trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Following Wagner’s example, Shore helped the films achieve their dramaturgical depth through a sophisticated technique of interweaving and changing leitmotifs – intended to represent a person, an object, a place, an idea, a state of mind or a supernatural force. Although the artistic merits of film music are still frequently debated, many scholars and critics consider that the evocative music Shore composed for Tolkien’s world displays such a mastery of harmony, polyphonic organisation and orchestral effects that it would be the envy of many a traditional concert music composer. Magical musical excerpts from the film adaptations of Tolkien’s fantasy novels will be performed on the Križanke stage by a symphony orchestra, choir and soloists, and they will be joined on stage by William Kircher, one of the cast of The Hobbit trilogy.
The performance will be English without Slovenian subtitles.
THE MUSIC OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT AND THE RINGS OF POWER