Weekend Missions: Lord of the Rings, by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra

I remembered the first time I watched Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. That was 12 years ago. Therefore, when the tiger asked, “Do you like Lord of the Rings?” and brought up the concert, I was excited to relive it again.

So we went.

The concert was at The Star Theatre, within The Star Performing Arts Centre in Star Vista. First thing’s first – the place is HUGE.

With three levels of audience, the place (in my opinion) beats Marina Bay Sands (where I went to watch Avenue Q) hands down. Another great aspect of it was the high ceiling, domed for great surround acoustics. It was the kind of setting where you got goosebumps from the awesome.

The orchestra playing was the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, together with other featured soloists. The concert proper, however, was AMAZING.

Before I entered, the tiger’s colleague said it was about 3.5 hours long. At first, my initial thought was – “How the hell are they able to play for that long? Even with the intermission?!”

Then I found out.

To cut it short, we pretty much watched Fellowship of the Ring, with a live orchestra playing the OST. A totally new experience.

There are a few things that make or break most stories for me – Characters, Dialogue, and in the case of movies, Soundtrack. I am quite a fan of orchestra-driven OSTs, so it was definitely good for me. This experience was also the kind which would make your hairs rise for all the good reasons. It was apparently amazing to the point where the tiger actually FORGOT there was an orchestra playing live.

So there you go, a night well spent and possibly another concert to look forward to. Two Towers and Return of the King anyone?

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