The Lord of the Rings
Kaitlyn has been the vocal soloist with The Lord of The Rings Symphony since her debut with the New Mexico Symphony and conductor, Alexander Micklethwate at the age of 15. Since then she has performed this monumental work with many of the world’s finest orchestras with a variety of conductors, including Howard Shore. Mr. Shore invited Kaitlyn to perform the Academy award winning “Into The West” when he was honored by the Grammy’s in New York City. He recently invited her to be the soloist for The Fellowship of the Ring, a new version of the first film of the trilogy performed live with full orchestra and chorus to a 700 square-foot High Definition screen.
After her recent performances with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Post had the following to say about Kaitlyn:
Star of the show was soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, a teenager from Pennsylvania with a beatific voice and stage presence to match. Her stylish performance of the wrenching Gollum’s Song and Shore’s 2004 Oscar-winner Into The West from “The Return of the King” went straight to the heart and brought the audience to its feet.
Kaitlyn has performed the Lord of the Rings with the following orchestras:
Gewandhaus Orchestra (Germany)
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Austria)
Sinfonietta Crakovia (Poland)
Winnipeg Symphony (Canada)
Kitchen-Waterloo Symphony (Canada)
San Francisco Symphony
Saint Louis Symphony
Filene Center Orchestra at Wolf Trap
San Diego Symphony
Colorado Symphony (Denver)
Des Moines Symphony
New Mexico Symphony
Grand Rapids Symphony
with the following conductors:
Howard Shore, Academy Award Winning Composer
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Score Gets An Epic Airing At Wolf Trap
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One of the many blogger comments regarding Wolf Trap:
“When the movie ended and the credits started to roll – the Orchestra continued to play – no one got up to leave. Then the soloist – this devastatingly beautiful young lady in a long flowing, floor length dress – with an equally beautiful voice to match – sang “May it Be” by Enya – from the soundtrack. I love the song “May it Be.” It gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it. She knocked the song out of the Filene Center – I was under her Elvish spell – I had tears streaming down my cheek”
Read full reviews and all things LOTR music at:The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films Blogspot
LOTR CD Released
The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra & Chorus was recorded live in Lucerne, Switzerland by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and soloist Kaitlyn Lusk under the direction of Ludwig Wicki.
The CD, released on September 13, is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your preferred retailer.