• 2018-06-05
  • 30 YEARS Symphony No. 1 THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS 30 YEARS Symphony No. 1 THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    Listen to an exclusive interview about TLOTR with Johan de Meij and Col. Jason Fettig of the United States Marine Band - click HERE

    Watch the complete performance with The United States Marine Band: Click HERE

    It is unknown how many times The Lord of the Rings has been performed over the past 30 years, but it must be in the thousands. Johan de Meij still receives invitations from all over the world to conduct or discuss his musical portrayal of the epic Trilogy of Tolkien. February 25th he is invited to conduct the US Marine Band ‘The President’s Own’ in Washington, and September 29th Johan will conduct the symphonic version with the North Netherlands Orchestra (NNO)
    Symphony No. 1, his very first composition for wind orchestra, is still a bestseller after thirty years.


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    PLAYLIST 2018:

    The United States Marine Band "The President's Own"
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings  - Conductor Johan de Meij
    February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland - USA

    Watch the complete performance: Click HERE

    Muziekkapel van de Belgische Gidsen - Conductor: Norbert Nozy
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    March 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm Schouwburg De Domijnen, Sittard - The Netherlands
    30 Years Anniversary Concert of Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings

    McGill Wind Orchestra - Conductor: Jonathan Dagenais
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    March 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm McGill University - Pollack Hall, Montréal - Canada


    Rheinische Bläserphilharmonie - Conductor: Irene Anda
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    March 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm Aula Lessingschule, Wesseling - Germany

    Rheinische Bläserphilharmonie - Conductor: Irene Anda
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    March 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm LVR Landesmuseum, Bonn - Germany

    Sociedad Musical “La Artística” de Buñol - Conductor: Henrie Adams
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    March 31, 2018 - 7:30 pm El Teatro Montecarlo, Buñol, Valencia - Spain

    Westfalen Winds - Conductor: Ulrich Schmidt
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm Stadthalle Meinerzhagen , Meinerzhagen - Germany

    Centrumharmonie Geel - Conductor: Koen Dries
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm Cultureel Centrum De Werft , Geel - Belgium

     
    Centrumharmonie Geel - Conductor: Koen Dries
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm Cultureel Centrum De Werft, Geel - Belgium

     
    Hynemos Wind Orchestra - Conductor: Wataru Okada
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 15, 2018 - 2:00 pm Tokyo Rene Kodaira (Big Hall), Tokyo - Japan

    De Phoenix Wateringen & Excelsior Wassenaar - Conductor: Henk Oenema
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 21, 2018 - 3:00 pm Sint Joseph Kerk, Wateringen - The Netherlands

     
    Da Capo Leeuwarden - Conductor: Floris de Wever
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm De Fontein , Leeuwarden - The Netherlands

     
    Hemvärnets Musikkår & Luleå Orkesterförening - Conductor: Petter Sundkvist
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm Framnäs Folkhögskola, Piteå - Sweden

     
    De Phoenix Wateringen & Excelsior Wassenaar - Conductor: Henk Oenema
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm American School of The Hague (ASH), Wassenaar - The Netherlands

     
    Düsseldorfer Symphoniker - Conductor: Jesko Sirvend
    Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings (Orchestral Version)
    April 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm Tonhalle, Düsseldorf - Germany
     
    Lamar University Wind Ensemble - Conductor: Andy McMahan
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm University Theatre, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas - USA
     
    Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra - Conductor: Thomas A. Hunt
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    April 27, 2018 - 8:00 pm Freed Center for the Performing Arts, Ada, Ohio - USA

     
    Buffalo Niagara Concert Band - Conductor: Johan de Meij
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 04, 2018 - 8:00 pm Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, New York - USA

     
    Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Schelle - Conductor: Dirk de Caluwé
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 04, 2018 - 8:00 pm deSingel Blauwe Zaal, Antwerpen - Belgium
     
    Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band & Windiana Concert Band - Conductor: Jeffrey Doebler
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 05, 2018 - 1:00 pm Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana - USA
     
    Modern Sound[s] Orchestra Seelze & Sinfonisches Blasorchester Wehdel
    Conductor: Henning Klingemann & Thomas Ratzek
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 06, 2018 - 11:00 am Geestland-Halle, Geestland - Germany
     
    Cubatão Wind Symphony Orchestra - Conductor: Rodrigo Vitta
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 06, 2018 - 8:00 pm SESC Santos, Santos - Brazil
     
    Banda Sinfónica de la FaM UNAM - Conductor: Luis Manuel Sánchez
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm Facultad de Veteniraria, UNAM, Mexico City - Mexico

    Banda Sinfónica de la FaM UNAM - Conductor: Luis Manuel Sánchez
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm Escuela Superior de Educatión Fisica, UNAM, Mexico City - Mexico
     
    Banda Sinfónica de la FaM UNAM - Conductor: Luis Manuel Sánchez
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm Sala Xochipilli de la FaM UNAM, Mexico City - Mexico
     
    Krakow Symphonic Wind Band - Conductor: Tjarosław Ignaszak
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 19, 2018 - 6:00 pm Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza, Hall Główny, Krakow - Poland

     
    Banda Sinfónica de la FaM UNAM - Conductor: Luis Manuel Sánchez
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm Sala Xochipilli de la FaM UNAM, Mexico City - Mexico

     
    Vox Aurae Wind Ensemble - Conductor: Luca Pasqua
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm Parco delle Groane , Solaro, Lombardia - Italy

     
    Koninklijke Harmonie Sint-Cecilia Gingelom - Conductor: Hans Wuestenberg
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 27, 2018 - 8:00 pm `T Maanhof, Borlo, Gingelom - Belgium
     
    Muziekkapel van de Belgische Gidsen - Conductor: Yves Segers
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    May 31, 2018 - 8:00 pm Capitole, Gent - Belgium
     
    Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ulm - Conductor: Douglas Bostock
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 03, 2018 - 6:30 pm Pauluskirche, Ulm - Germany


    Muziekkapel van de Belgische Gidsen - Conductor: Yves Segers
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 07, 2018 - 8:00 pm CCHA Cultuurcentrum , Hasselt - Belgium

    Muziekvereniging Sint Radboud - Conductor: Martijn Krijnen
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 09, 2018 - 8:00 pm Grote of Sint-Janskerk, Schiedam - The Netherlands
     
    Sinfonieorchester Basel Brass & Percussion - Conductor: Johan de Meij
    Gandalf (part I from Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings)
    Journey in the Dark (part IV from Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings)
    Hobbits (part V from Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings)
    June 10, 2018 - 11:30 am Museum der Kulturen, Basel - Switzerland
     
    Bläserphilharmonie Aachen - Conductor: Miguel Etchegoncelay
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings

    June 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm Aula 1 im Hauptgebäude der RWTH, Aachen - Germany
    June 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm Aula 1 im Hauptgebäude der RWTH, Aachen - Germany

    Orchestra di Fiati di Conservatoria di Piacenza - Conductor: Johan de Meij, Hans de Jong alto sax soloist
    Echoes of San Marco
    FELLINI (for alto sax, wind orchestra & circus band)
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm La Teatini, Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna) - Italy

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Central Band - Conductor: Major Satoshi Kuchikata
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo - Japan

    Orchestra di Fiati di Conservatoria di Piacenza - Conductor: Johan de Meij, Hans de Jong alto sax soloist
    Echoes of San Marco
    FELLINI (for alto sax, wind orchestra & circus band)
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm Conservatorio de Milano, Sala Verdi, Milano - Italy

     
    Vox Aurae Wind Ensemble - Conductor: Luca Pasqua
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 18, 2018 - 9:00 pm S.S. Pietro e Paolo Square , Arese (Milano) - Italy

     
    Bläserphilharmonie Aachen - Conductor: Tobias Haußig
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm Haus der Stadt, Düren - Germany
     
    A Banda Municipal de Sumaré - Conductor: Fernando Barreto
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    June 27, 2018 - 8:00 pm Anfiteatro do Centro Administrativo, Nova Veneza Sumaré - São Paulo Brazil
     
    Adarts Festival Brass Ensemble - Conductor: Henrie Adams
    Gandalf (part I from The Lord of the Rings) for Symphonic Brass, Piano & Percussion
    Journey in the Dark (part IV from The Lord of the Rings) for Symphonic Brass, Piano & Percussion
    Hobbits (part V from The Lord of the Rings) for Symphonic Brass, Piano & Percussion
    July 14, 2018 - 9:00 pm Auditorio Mestre Vicent Tortosa, Llosa de Ranes, Valencia - Spain
     
    Bundespolizeiorchester München - Conductor: Jos Zegers
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    September 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm Gemeindehalle Unterlauchringen, Lauchringen - Germany
     
    The Peabody Wind Ensemble - Conductor: Harlan D. Parker
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    September 29, 2018 - 7:30 pm Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Baltimore, Maryland - USA

     
    Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO) - Conductor: Johan de Meij
    Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings (Orchestral Version)
    September 29, 2018 - 9:00 pm De Oosterpoort, Groningen - The Netherlands

    Koninklijke Harmonie Mheer - Conductor: Fried Dobbelstein
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    October 07, 2018 - 2:00 pm Cultureel Centrum Elckerlyc , Hilvarenbeek - The Netherlands

    Rodøvre Concert Band - Conductor: Jørgen Misser Jensen
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    October 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm Kulturhuset Viften , Rødovre, København - Denmark

    Landesblasorchester Baden-Württemberg - Conductor: Björn Bus
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    October 27, 2018 - 8:00 pm Rietenlauhalle, Hülben - Germany
     
    Space Coast Symphony Orchestra - Conductor: Aaron Collins
    Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings (Orchestral Version)
    November 03, 2018 - 7:00 pm The Scott Center for Performing Arts, Melbourne, Florida - USA
     
    Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band & Windiana Concert Band
    Conductor: Johan de Meij - Maura Cock, soprano - Valparaiso University Choir
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    Symphony No. 5 Return to Middle Earth
    November 03, 2018 - 8:00 pm Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana - USA
    World Premiere Performance of Symphony No. 5 Return to Middle Earth
     
    Banda Sinfónica Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Conductor: Jefferson Ortiz Gutiérrez
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    November 09, 2018 - 3:00 pm Auditorio León de Greiff , Bogotá - Colombia
     
    Landesblasorchester Baden-Württemberg - Conductor: Björn Bus
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    November 09, 2018 - 8:00 pm Konzertsaal der Bundesakademie Trossingen, Trossingen - Germany

     
    Landesblasorchester Baden-Württemberg - Conductor: Björn Bus
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    November 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm Kronenzentrum, Bietigheim-Bissingen - Germany
     
    Phileutonia Eindhoven - Conductor: Robbert Vos, Emmanuel Boie, sand artist
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    November 11, 2018 - 2:30 pm TU Eindhoven, Blauwe Zaal, Eindhoven - The Netherlands
     
    Nantes Philharmonie & Harmonie de Challans - Conductor: Frédéric Oster
    American Suite
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    Cloud Factory
    November 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm Conservatoire de Nantes, Nantes - France
     
    Kon.Harmonie St. Cecilia Mheer - Conductor: Fried Dobbelstein
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    December 02, 2018 - 8:00 pm Vrijthoftheater , Maastricht - The Netherlands
     
    Koninklijke Militaire Kapel Johan Willem Friso (KMKJWF) - Conductor: Johan de Meij
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    December 08, 2018 - 8:00 pm Atrium City Hall, Den Haag - The Netherlands

    Koninklijke Militaire Kapel Johan Willem Friso (KMKJWF) - Conductor: Johan de Meij
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    December 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm Weser Emshalle, Oldenburg - Germany

     
    Koninklijke Militaire Kapel Johan Willem Friso (KMKJWF) - Conductor: Johan de Meij
    Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
    December 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm Drenthe Hal, Beilen, Drente - The Netherlands
     



     
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    Johan de Meij (Voorburg, 1953) studied trombone and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. He has earned international fame as a composer and arranger. His catalogue consists of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and arrangements of film scores and musicals.
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    Johan de Meij Projectorkest
    Conductor: Thom Zigterman, Floris de Wever, Johan de Meij
    September 26, 2018

    Provinciale Brass Band Groningen
    Conductor: Richard Visser
    September 29, 2018

    Noord Nederlands Jeugd Orkest
    Conductor: Erik Janssen, Hans de Jong alto sax soloist
    September 29, 2018

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