The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will record the soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Working with soundtrack composer Howard Shore, the NZSO will record the music in the Wellington Town Hall, most likely in September. The first ever piece written by Howard Shore recorded by the NZSO was for The Fellowship of the Ring back in 2001. We hope that they will once again do an excellent job!
Source: Fairfax NZ News