Live orchestra to perform the music of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

The music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a one-off concert at the London Palladium this November.

The show, which takes place on 12th November, will cover the most memorable moments from across the world’s of Middle Earth and the Seven Kingdoms, with the stunning musical accompaniments performed live by a huge orchestra.

Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi began creating the music for the show in 2011, with most of the eerie, magnificent score back then being penned for a small string ensemble. With the success of the next six seasons of the show, the music budget became bigger and bigger, allowing Djawadi to create even more emphatic pieces for large orchestras.

One of the most successful film series of all time, The Lord of The Rings, as well as it’s prequel series The Hobbit, will also have their most memorable pieces performed live in the concert.

The original trilogy of The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, directed by Peter Jackson, are among the highest grossing film series of all time, as well as being critically acclaimed – winning a combined 17 out of the 30 Academy Awards they were nominated for.

Howard Shore, who composed the music for the series, conceived the soundtrack as music of unparalleled power and invention, demanding of huge resources – a large symphonic ensemble, and scored around 95% of the films’ length.

The success of the The Lord of the Rings’ soundtrack led Shore to also score Peter Jackson’s follow-up prequels to Lord of the Rings; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies.

 

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