‘Lord of the Rings In Concert’ brings Middle-earth props to L.A.

Oct. 10, 2011 | 2:37 p.m.

Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen, appears on screen during a previous performance of "The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring." (The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Samwise Gamgee's Hobbit feet and ears from "The Lord of the Rings" films. (Troika Brodsky)

The helmet of Sauron, the Dark Lord of Mordor, from "The Lord of the Rings" films. (Troika Brodsky)

Frodo, played by Elijah Wood, is shown on screen during a previous performance of "The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring." (The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring)

The eye of Sauron is shown onscreen during a previous performance of "The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring." (The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring)

This post has been corrected, as detailed below.

Frodo, Gandalf, Legolas and the rest of the heroes from Middle-earth are returning to the big screen Saturday night, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, for “The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

The performance features Howard Shore’s complete Oscar- and Grammy-winning score, performed live in front of a screening of the first film in the trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” The event, Oct. 15 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, also includes a traveling display of props from the films, on loan from Troika Brodsky, a fan and memorabilia collector. Among the props are Frodo’s sword Sting, Samwise’s furry Hobbit feet and the Shards of Narsil.

More than 200 musicians from the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Chorale and the Phoenix Boys Choir will perform, led by Maestro Ludwig Wicki. The event is part of a nine-city West Coast tour and a 10-year anniversary celebration of “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy. Similar events for the second two films, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King,” are scheduled for 2012 and 2013.

Click through the gallery above for a sneak peak of the props. Be sure to turn the captions on.

[For the record, 5:38 p.m. Oct. 12: A previous version of the gallery above included several props that will not be touring with "The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring." Those images have been removed. Also, several photos provided by collector Troika Brodsky were incorrectly credited. The captions have been corrected.]

– Noelene Clark

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5 Responses to ‘Lord of the Rings In Concert’ brings Middle-earth props to L.A.

  1. Keely says:

    Saw this a couple years ago at Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia. The soloists of the choir are insane.

  2. Tommy says:

    oh my god i would die to go to this

  3. tyrone says:

    Will they have Emiliana Torrini there to sing "Gollum's Song"? That would justify a cross-country plane ticket.

  4. Melanie says:

    I cant wait!!! We are going saturday night… I will be wearing my Frodo ears that I ordered from weta workshop.

  5. Michael says:

    The concert in San Diego had lots of fans in costume cheering and responding both to the characters in the movie and the Orchestra and Choirs on stage. Bring it on LA !! It's a totally great experience!! See all you Hobbits, Orks and Ringwaithes at the Honda Center tonight !!

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