In 2008, Howard Shore opera of The Fly premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and at Los Angeles Opera. Other recent works include Fanfare for the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia and a piano concerto in 2010 for Lang Lang.
He is currently working on his second opera and looks forward to a return to Middle-earth with J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Shore received the Career Achievement for Music Composition Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and New York Chapter's Recording Academy Honors, ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award and the Frederick Loewe Award. He is an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters and holds honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and York University.