And because she's the suite's only soloist, Lusk performs several dramatic roles. She sings "Into the West" (sung onscreen by Annie Lennox), "Gollum's Song," and others, on a stage that's adorned with illustrations by famed Tolkien artists Alan Lee and John Howe. While Lusk has performed "Lord of the Rings" with some of the nation's top orchestras, this is her first appearance with Shore. "I've always been kind of a soundtrack dork," she says. "When they asked me to sing this music, I kind of knew it already. All of this has been extra special because of that."
Feb. 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 12, 3 p.m.