[Lotr_announce] TOLKIEN MANUSCRIPT EXHIBIT AT FORDHAM TO COINCIDE WITH CONCERT LIVE TO LORD OF THE RINGS FILM
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Thu Aug 20 21:58:06 EDT 2009
J.R.R. TOLKIEN MANUSCRIPT EXHIBIT AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY'S LINCOLN CENTER
CAMPUS OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 19, 2009
TO COINCIDE WITH THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
HOWARD SHORE'S OSCAR- WINNING SCORE PERFORMED BY 300 MUSICIANS LIVE FILM
AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL OCTOBER 9TH AND 10TH.
Literary manuscripts from Marquette University's renowned J.R.R. Tolkien
Collection will be exhibited this fall at Fordham's Gerald M. Quinn Library
at Lincoln Center. The Beginnings of a Masterpiece: Original Manuscripts
from The Fellowship of the Ring, will coincide with The Radio City Music
Hall performance of Howard Shore's Oscar-winning score for The Lord of the
Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on October 9th and 10th. Beneath an
immense 60-foot screen, Mr. Shore's complete original score will be
performed by 300 musicians live to Peter Jackson's award-winning epic.
There will also be an assortment of Middle-earth programming in Midtown.
The exhibit marks the first time that the literary manuscripts have been
exhibited in New York City. Forty select items will be on display,
including drawings and sketches, calendars of Middle-earth, linguistic notes
about the author's invented languages, Hobbit family genealogies, detailed
time schemes and other plot notes, and examples of Tolkien's finest
Marquette University Libraries preserves the manuscripts and working
tml> for three of J.R.R. Tolkien's most celebrated books, The Hobbit (1937),
Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), as well
as the original copy of the illustrated children's book, Mr. Bliss. The
acquisition of the manuscripts was the brainchild of then Marquette library
director William B. Ready (1914-1981). Ready recognized The Lord of the
Rings as a work of genius and negotiated to purchase the Oxford professor's
papers. Major additions to the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection were acquired in
the 1990s and will be featured in the exhibit.
"The Beginnings of a Masterpiece" is free and open to the public on October
9-11, with small group tours at the top of the each hour between 9:00 a.m
and 2:00 p.m. Group size will be limited to 10 individuals. Special access
rules apply for off-campus guests after October 11th. Please visit Fordham
Libraries website at www.library.fordham.edu
<http://www.library.fordham.edu/> after September 15th to learn more about
viewing the exhibit. The Quinn Library is located on the first floor of the
Lowenstein Building at 113 West 60th Street.
Marquette University Libraries' Tolkien Archives Fund, established in 1987
by the late Richard E. Blackwelder and expanded by numerous enthusiasts, is
sponsoring the manuscript exhibition.
The concert at Radio City Music Hall will by brought to life by
Switzerland's 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, the internationally-acclaimed
The Collegiate Chorale, the Grammy AwardR-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus and
renowned soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, all under the direction of celebrated
Maestro Ludwig Wicki. Tickets are $54-$150. www.theradiocitylotrconcert.com
TheOneRing.net, The New York Comic Con and CAMI Music are pleased to present
a weekend filled with LOTR happenings. Scheduled events include:
Talks and signing sessions with <http://www.howardshore.com/> Howard
Shore and <http://themusicofthelordoftheringsfilms.blogspot.com/> Doug
Adams, the author of the upcoming book The Music of The Lord of the Rings
Meetings and panels with special guests (including Howard
Shore, Doug Adams, Tolkien linguist Davd Salo and illustrator Colleen Doran)
at the Angel Orensanz Foundation
(172 Norfolk Street).
Special guest appearances to be announced
Exclusive post-show concerts
Special Events (including pre-concert party)
For more information about Lord of the Rings special events affiliated with
the Radio City concert, visit <http://www.theradiocitylotrconcert.com/>
All the best,
Editor in Chief - TheOneRing.net
xoanon at theonering.net
LOTR at Radio City Music Hall in NYC!
Radio City link: http://tinyurl.com/d86xtu
Purchase tickets from Ticketmaster: http://tinyurl.com/cawdzy
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