Some of the best music of the current era is not written for the concert hall - it's written for the screen.
And one of the more memorable of those is Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning music for the film "Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring"
That music gets an outing this October with the "The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring," at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion.
At that concert, Shore's score will be performed with the film, on-stage, by over 250 musicians, including the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Chorale and the Phoenix Boys Choir. The evening will be conducted by Ludwig Wicki.
Peter Jackson's complete award-winning film will be projected digitally on a 60-foot screen using an uncompressed high definition source - with two 20k lumen projectors.
The "Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring" kicks off a three-year celebration during which each of the three Academy Award-winning films will be performed in concert upon the 10th anniversary of its release.
"The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) will tour in 2011, "The Two Towers" (2002) in 2012, and the grand finale, "The Return of the King" (2003), in 2013.
Tickets go on sale June 10.
The Lord of the Rings: In Concert
WHEN: 6 p.m., Oct. 23
WHERE: Power Balance Pavilion, One Sports Parkway,
INFORMATION: (800) 745-3000; www.lordoftheringsinconcert.com