Symphony of the Lakes will present “Hobbits and Fairies” at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts on April 27, at 7pm.
Music from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a musical composition created by Howard Shore and orchestrated by John Whitney. It is derived from Shore’s original score for the 2001 film “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” directed by Peter Jackson and based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel. Howard Shore’s score for “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is renowned for its complexity, depth, and ability to enhance the storytelling through music. It incorporates diverse musical elements, including memorable character themes, atmospheric textures, and dramatic orchestration. The symphonic suite likely captures some of these elements while condensing them into a standalone orchestral performance piece.
Mendelssohn: Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61 is a musical composition by Felix Mendelssohn, inspired by William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” music is celebrated for its imaginative quality, melodic charm, and ability to evoke the whimsy and enchantment of Shakespeare’s play. The incidental music, written for specific scenes in the play, features a range of compositions from dances to atmospheric pieces that enhance the storytelling. One of the most famous pieces from the incidental music is the “Wedding March,” often used in weddings to this day.