‘Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy with live orchestra in Silicon Valley

/ 09:29 AM January 30, 2015


SAN JOSE, CaliforniaSymphony Silicon Valley, SSV Chorale and Howard Shore, composer of the Oscar-winning soundtrack, will present the first American screening of the complete “Lord of the Rings” (LOTR) film trilogy with a live American orchestra.


The Academy Award-winning films will be shown in High Definition on a giant 48’ by 20’ screen with 250 musicians and singers on stage. The live musical score, performed by the symphony and chorale, will be played in sync with the film.

Previously, a three-performance ticket package was offered for the entire trilogy and continues to be available. Effective February 5, tickets for each individual performance will go on sale.


“These premiere performances of ‘Lord of the Rings’ are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Andrew Bales, general director of Symphony Silicon Valley. “The power of the ‘Ring’ enhanced by the power of live music creates a unique experience for the fans of ‘Lord of the Rings,’ These are the only West Coast performances of this epic event and our musicians are thrilled to bring it to you.”

The “Lord of the Rings” films, directed by Peter Jackson and based on the JRR Tolkien novels, have won 17 Academy Awards. The Symphony Silicon Valley, choruses and soloists will be on stage beneath and in front of the screen for these historic performances. Howard Shore’s award-winning score is 1200 pages in length.

Effective February 5, seats for each individual performance will be available in a price range of $60, $90 or $120.

Lord of the Rings Cycle 1:

April 16, 2015 7:00 pm The Fellowship of the Ring

April 17, 2015 7:00 pm The Two Towers

April 18, 2015 7:00 pm The Return of the King


Lord of the Rings Cycle 2

April 18, 2015 1:00 pm The Fellowship of the Ring

April 19, 2015 1:00 pm The Two Towers

April 19, 2015 6:30 pm The Return of the King

The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located at 255 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113.

These special performances are coming directly from Lincoln Center in New York, where they will be presented by a Swiss orchestra, with European musicians, the week before San Jose’s performances. (The New York performances are sold out.) Tickets for all three films in San Jose may still be purchased in a complete trilogy package at $330, $240 and $150.

On sale at: www.lotrssv.org and www.symphonysiliconvalley.org

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