One weekend to rule them all.
Symphony Silicon Valley, Chorale, and Howard Shore (composer of the award-winning Lord of the Rings soundtrack) presents an epic weekend of the entire trilogy complete with a LIVE orchestra.
And it'll be in downtown San Jose, April 2015.
So before I get any further into this post - full disclosure - I'm doing a little bit of work related to this event. So when I found out about it I immediately knew that our readers at The San Jose Blog would love to hear about it. Of course, if you hadn't already via the front page news on The San Jose Mercury News or other media outlets like Twitter, etc, that have since spread the news.
That said - I really wanted to write about it. I've seen the movies, but never read the books. However, my husband is the big fan. He's read the books, seen the movies umpteen times, and back when Return of the King premiered, he and a friend went to an all day marathon screening of all the films back to back.
So our household is very familiar with the Lord of the Rings. And perhaps needless to say, my husband is *very* interested in this news.
Even though the event doesn't happen until April, the tickets are already going fast. My husband has already noted to me that this would make a great Christmas gift for him. He actually said to me, "Wink wink, nudge nudge." Yeah ok, hubs. I got it.
The epic event happens in two different cycles to choose from:
Lord of the Rings Cycle 1:
April 19, 2015 1:00 pm The Two Towers
April 19, 2015 6:30 pm The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings Cycle 2
April 18, 2015 1:00 pm The Fellowship of the Ring
Tickets for all three films are sold in a package at $330, $240, and $150. Single (film) tickets may be available for any remaining seats at a future date: $120, $90, and $60.
The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located at 255 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113.