ourdramaqueen: (sherlock john who me)
For those of you in the US who don't know Bilbo-to-be Martin Freeman (or only know him from his comedy roles like The Office (UK original) or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and get PBS, do tune in over the coming three Sundays to get an idea of his more serious acting chops:


Martin Who? See Freeman in Action

October 22nd, 2010 by xoanon 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

Cathy sends this in: The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the announcement of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. His most recent work in Sherlock will be premiering in the US this coming week on PBS. Check your local listings for Masterpiece Mystery, which typically airs on Sunday evenings, but here in Los Angeles, KCET will be airing it next Thursday evening. The first episode up is Sherlock: A Study in Pink, where we first meet Afghan war vet Dr.John Watson and his soon to be flat mate Sherlock Holmes. It’s a stunning piece of work for both actors. So for those of you who don’t yet know who Martin Freeman is, check this out and take notes.

PS: Don't complain to me if as a side effect, you get totally hooked on Sherlock and/or Martin and/or his co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch. ;)

Also a heads up hat the tickets for next spring's Howard Shore festival in Lucerne, Switzerland have gone on sale:


Howard Shore Festival Tickets

Tickets to next year's Howard Shore Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland are now available in single ticket, LOTR trilogy tickets, and Festival Pass variations. [...]

Some more info and link to the ticket sale at Doug Adams' website above. Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that I will be in Switzerland around that time, but I can't recommend these performances enough, so if you can find the time and money to go, I can assure you that it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hopefully Doug Adams and Howard Shore will both be able to attend and do some Q&As before the performances. Plus Lucerne itself is a lovely city with many historical and natural sights that are well worth exploring.


Feb. 8th, 2010 08:41 am
ourdramaqueen: (lotr sam rotk harthad uluithiad)
Saw Return of the King Live in Lucerne yesterday - starting at 11AM and finishing around 3PM. I went again with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] shirasade, who kindly let me stay over Saturday night so I didn't have to get up at a completely ridiculous time just to make it to the showing/concert, and my ex coworker who already came with us for The Two Towers Live. It was fantastic as usual, and yes I cried as usual with RotK. There are scenes that are awesome already when you see it on DVD, but omg the lighting of the beacons or the charge of the Rohirrim with live score?! Absolutely breathtaking! And the Grey Havens... *sniff* And... and... and... I could go on endlessly.

No talk with Howard Shore before the concert as it seems he was only there Friday and Saturday, but it was still SO worth going!!!

I was kind of sad thinking that this is the last one, but according to the booklet they're planning to perform "The Lord of the Rings - the Complete Recordings" (i.e. all three films with the score performed live) from 25th March to 3rd April 2011. Wheee! Full details will be announced during the summer. I sure hope that Doug Adam's book "The Music of the Lord of the Rings" will finally be available by then.

Also, a heads up for those of you in the US: The Two Towers Live is scheduled for the Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 8/9, 2010.
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo rotk grey havens smile)
via Doug Adams:

Monday, May 18, 2009
ROTK Live World Premiere Now Official
The dates for the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King -- Live to Projection are now set! Mark your calendars for Lucerne, Switzerland on February 5, 2010 (7:30 p.m.), February 6, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) and February 7, 2010, (11:00 am and 6:30 p.m.)

Ticket pre-orders are now being accepted at Art Productions' website.

[livejournal.com profile] shirasade? Anyone else? Need to tell ex-coworker and ask around in the team if anyone else would like to join, I know at least one colleague was interested to come. Pre-sales actually will start on 1st August - I sure hope they won't sell out while I'm still in NZ! ;)

Oh and [livejournal.com profile] shirasade - they'll have two more FotR Live concerts in September - maybe you can catch up then? :)
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
are here.

Just finished tonight's ep of Prison Break (the second-to-last of the writer's strike shortened season 3 - and thank goodness they're airing season 4 right afterwards), now I'll go crash. Night night!

Back home

Mar. 15th, 2009 02:29 pm
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
"The Two Towers Live" was fantastic. Only have a few pics of Howard Shore from when we were queueing for autographs, because during the concert we had one of the staff sitting just two rows behind us to the side and she was all "no photography allowed in the concert hall omg", hrmph. [livejournal.com profile] shirasade was able to sneak some in during the Q&A, hope to be able to share those soon. Was thinking of you LSR several times, sooooo great!

Am knackered due to not enough hours of sleep last night, piled on top of several weeks of bad sleep, plus the trip, so I'll go and try to doze a bit. Until later!


Mar. 13th, 2009 10:05 pm
ourdramaqueen: (torchwood captain jack mischief)
I'm so stupid. There I was wondering if I should take my LotR leatherbound edition or the TTT Complete Recordings (or at least the booklet) with me to have signed by Howard Shore tomorrow, when I already had all three CR booklets signed at the FotR Live concert last year! Ah, my brain, it is going... *mad snigger* Well, question solved - the book it is, then. :)

Will be leaving for Lucerne shortly after noon tomorrow. Still have to print train tickets and pack - but I've made a list, at least. Yes, including the tickets... ;) omg and I haven't decided what to wear yet. Eeep. Well I'll get up early enough to get everything done tomorrow.

I have several emails I need to write, but they will have to wait until Sunday, when I'll be back. For now, it's beddie byes. Until then - have a good Saturday! :D
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo in clearing manip)
For those of you in the UK and the US who'd like to see Fellowship of the Ring performed live to the film being shown on the big screen, there will be performances at the London Royal Albert Hall in mid April and at the New York Radio City Music Hall in October. Both are performed by regional Choirs together with the orchestra and conductor who originally performed in Lucerne, Switzerland: the 21st Century Orchestra and Ludwig Wicki. Do go listen to it, it's a unique experience!

Oh and Doug Adams, author of booklets in the Complete Recordings of the three LotR soundtracks and the upcoming "The Music of the LotR films" book, posted a Youtube clip on his blog of some moments from one of the Lucerne performances - not the concert itself, but you can see the (very impressive) venue there and also the reaction of the crowd, and a bit from the signing after the concert.
ourdramaqueen: (kill hannah)
From KH's Myspace:

due to an illness, (and compounded by exhaustion from playing so many shows), we are postponing tomorrow's show at the Rohstofflagerin Zurich.  We will be discussing with the promoter a replacement show and will let you know.  We will continue in Vienna Austria on Saturday night as scheduled.

All is good, just need a minute to get better...

Who knows if we/I can go at whatever new date they'll come up with, but at least there's still hope. (And I totally understand needing a break in this situation.) Cross your fingers for me, yeah?
ourdramaqueen: (kill hannah)
Just got an e-mail that the Kill Hannah concert in Zurich tomorrow night has been cancelled! :( *SOB* And I've been looking forward to it SO MUCH!!! There's no hint about it on their Myspace so far, so I have no idea about the reason.

ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo manson ttt)
Last night was even worse, with me waking up not only after 5AM, no, also sometime around 3:30. Today will be even more fun than yesterday was... *yawns again*

Anyway - anyone decided they want to come to the TTT screening with live soundtrack in Lucerne in March 2009? So far it's me and [livejournal.com profile] ladysunrope, and we'll get tickets for the performance of Saturday, 14 March 2009, 7.30 pm. Ticket sales open today, and I'd like to get good seats. It should of course still be possible to get tickets a bit later, but this way we could all sit together. Comment if you're interested please! :)
ourdramaqueen: (lotr merry rotk victory)

By Doug Adams, author of the upcoming (though now later than originally intended for a reason which he can't openly reveal yet - I'm thinking it will tie in with the release of The Hobbit :D; see his previous blog entires for more info) book "The Music of the Lord of the Rings":

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Two Towers Live Confirmed for Lucerne

The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra has now officially confirmed: The Two Towers Live will premiere in Lucerne, Switzerland on the four following dates:

Friday, 13 March 2009, 7.30 pm
Saturday, 14 March 2009, 7.30 pm
Sunday, 15 March 2009, 11 am
Sunday, 15 March 2009, 6.30 pm

Tickets will be available beginning September 30 at Art Production's official site.

Howard Shore and I both hope to reconvene for pre-concert lectures, if schedules allow.

omg omg omg!!!! So, how many tickets do I need to get?! :D I can promise you it's an utterly AMAZING experience to see the films with the soundtrack being played live by a full orchestra, choir and soloists! I know it's a long way off yet but if you'd like to come and are not sure yet whether you can actually make it, I'm certain I can sell on the ticket should you not be able to - the FotR performances last year were all sold out, therefore buying tickets quickly is recommended I think. Let me know which dates/times would work for you.
ourdramaqueen: (kill hannah)
I just ordered two tickets (for my sister and me) for the Kill Hannah concert in Zurich on 17th October! Finally! \o/

*needs a kh icon*
ourdramaqueen: (lotr eomer fierce heart)
The Two Towers screening with live score performed by the 21st Century Orchestra will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland (of course) on Friday, 13. March 2009, 19.30h, Saturday 14. March 2009, 18.30h, and Sunday 15. March 2009, 11.00h. Ticket sales likely to open in September. If anyone would like to join me, do let me know - I'll be sure to mention it again before getting a ticket for myself, I'm sure. :D Hopefully Howard Shore will be there again...


May. 7th, 2008 07:15 pm
ourdramaqueen: (lotr merry rotk victory)

Fortsetzung der Filmmusik-Live-Aufführungen von Lord of The Rings:
«The Two Towers» im März 2009
mit dem Kinofilm auf Grossleinwand

Vorverkaufsbeginn voraussichtlich September 2008


Continuation of the film soundtrack live performances of Lord of the Rings:
«The Two Towers» in March 2009
with the film projected on cinema screen

Opening of presale probably September 2008

Again at the KKL in Lucerne, of course. I know it's almost a year yet, but still - wheeeeee!!! Everyone who would like to join me, take note please - I'll set a reminder in Outlook for myself so I won't forget to check in September, and I'll give a heads up as soon as I found that the presale has opened! :)

Speaking of the LotR soundtracks - as you all know, I tend to be forgetful, so I have created a feed for the blog of Doug Adams, author of the upcoming book "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films":


If you add it to your friendslist, you'll see all Doug's updates among your other friends' posts - no having to remember to trek over to his blog to check for them yourself. :) Apparently information about the "release timeframe" (quoting Doug) should be coming soon. *bounce* Some info is in this recent TORn interview with Doug - which I completely missed, somehow!
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
I'm on TORn. :)

My pictures from last night are now up here. Sorry for the blurriness particularly of the after-concert photos - some I just had to include anyway because I liked them for some reason. However the few I took at the signing came out pretty good. :)

I owe hugs and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ladysunrope and [livejournal.com profile] ismenin for getting me the John Barrowman autobiography - thank you darlings! It arrived on Friday but in the pre-trip chaos I forgot to let you know. I read it all on the trip - I'm certain there were others on the train wondering who that madwoman was who kept giggling and mouthing things to herself, but hey, at least I didn't talk to myself out loud! There certainly are some episodes which I'd love to hear more about... and not just the one of John and Scott in a tree. ;)
ourdramaqueen: (lotr merry rotk victory)
I got back about an hour ago and am knackered - got to bed sometime after 1:30am, only slept lightly, and then whoever was next door at the hotel didn't turn off their bloody alarm for about a minute at 7am, so I ended up rising (but certainly not shining) an hour earlier than intended! However, oh was this a trip worth taking!!! *happy sigh* For now here's my report, as typed up in the wee hours after getting back to the hotel, and edited slightly while on the train later in the (real) morning. I'll have to sort through my pictures but will post them asap after I had some food and a nap - but in the opposite order, I think. :)

Oh - these twp points I have to post outside, the cut, particularly because the second one may be of interested to many of you...



More about the second point later in the report. :D

Proceed to my long and rambling but hopefully coherent report, if you dare... )


Jan. 25th, 2008 08:34 pm
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Booked my ticket for the FotR-with-live-soundtrack performance on 23rd February! Both this performance and the one on the following day are almost totally sold out, and they added another one on 29th March but I don't know if Howard Shore will be present there too - probably not, I'd guess. Anyway, there were only tickets for the two best category seats left for the above date (and only few more for the Sunday), and since the difference was only CHF30 I went for one of the few best seats left, at CHF150. After all I'll only have to pay CHF85 for the hotel - a different one than when I went to the LotR Symphony at the same venue, but in the same area which means only some minutes' walk to and from the concert (and the train station).

Eeeeeeh, I'm really looking forward to this!!! Will have to take something that Howard Shore can sign, just in case. :)

Kingdom of Heaven is on TV, and thankfully in original language. Has anyone seen the Director's Cut DVD? I quite liked the cinema version and am curious to hear how the two cuts differ. The Amazon reviewer certainly seems to think the DC is a vast improvement over the cinematic version.

And speaking of concerts, Kill Hannah will be in Basel on 12th April supporting Aiden on their European tour - this will be the only Swiss concert... to go or not to go?
ourdramaqueen: (lotr frodo fairer than most)
thinking that this was the first time in a long while that I didn't have any fixed plans for anytime during the coming year (RingCon is very likely, but not fixed yet).

But I guess I now know where I'll be on either 23rd or 24th February:


World Premiere

Howard Shore ’s Academy Award-Winning Score
Performed Live to the Epic Motion Picture
by Symphony Orchestra,Chorus and Soloists

21st Century Symphony Orchestra &Chorus
Ludwig Wicki,Leitung

Die Original-Filmmusik von Howard Shore live aufgeführt
zum ersten Teil der Filmtrilogie «The Lord of the Rings »

Samstag,23.Februar 2008,19.30 Uhr
Sonntag,24.Februar 2008,17.00 Uhr
KKL Luzern,Konzertsaal

Howard Shore will be present at both concerts, though it seems he won't be conducting for some reason. omgomgomg - can you imagine watching the film with live score?! Certainly they must be planning to do TTT and RotK at some point? This is the same orchestra that did the LotR Symphony last year, and a concert of Howard Shore's film music in general (with him conducting) earlier, so it will be good!

The only thing is that the cheapest tickets left are for CHF95, plus of course I'll need a hotel room again and to find something cheap in Lucerne isn't easy. But still - what an experience! Anyone want to join me? Lucerne is a lovely historic town. :D
ourdramaqueen: (sean maher by serenitysangel)
This is the main reason why I was so silent this weekend. :D It was a great albeit very long day. You have to admire these elderly gentlemen, for still having enough energy for doing such shows, particularly Mick Jagger who's hardly ever standing still. The two support acts, Swiss band Lovebugs and Brits Kasabian were very good too. My sister (who got hold of some really cheap tickets for us) and I had a great day. And it only rained very briefly and lightly too!

Minor update on Sean Maher's new project, Wedding March: I asked on the IMDB Boards if anyone knew what role he plays, and according to some people who seem to have been extras on the shoot... he plays the boyfriend of John Stamos' character, Shel!!!!! *dies* Someone said they weren't sure but thought he was a lawyer, and he played the character "kind of uptight" from what they saw. Another poster said his name is Ted and they managed to get a "sweet" prop photo from the film that was on the fridge in the background of a few scenes: Ted with his arms around Shel.

omg. Considering this is made for US TV, I wonder if they will dare to show them kiss...? *whimper*

Erm right, back to work - I still have an essay to write...
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Gogol Bordello will be at the Open Air St. Gallen!!! Don't know most other bands scheduled for the Saturday - Swiss band Lovebugs is quite good and Korn could have some good stuff, don't really need to see Fettes Brot. And the rest I don't know. Why is Franz Ferdinand on the Friday and Manu Chao on the Sunday?! I would really have liked to see them. OK it looks like I'd have to get a two-day pass for Saturday and Sunday anyway so I could go both days. But I have no idea if it's only possible to camp at the fastival site, or if there's any accommodation not too far away. Have to ask our intern if he's been there before, as I have no festival experience at all. The camping - well it wouldn't be the first time it pours during the whole time, plus what fun would it be doing a festival all on my own...? Anyone feel like taking a short trip to Switzerland and joining me?!

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