Harry Potter will make a magical Royal Albert Hall debut next year, with the UK premiere of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, featuring Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™.
This breathtaking, hotly-anticipated film concert will see the movie screened in high definition and in full on a 40-foot screen, as John Williams’ immortal score is played live on stage by a world-class orchestra and chorus.
It will play for three performances only at the iconic London venue, bringing the movie’s beloved, Oscar-nominated music front and centre to create a new and unforgettable experience for Harry Potter fans. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series that kicked off in June 2016 is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “Years in the making, this incredible film concert will bring the world of Harry Potter to life like never before, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performs John Williams’ spellbinding score, conjuring a vivid atmosphere that will be magical.”
First J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestseller, then an unforgettable movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is sheer screen enchantment. At its centre is Harry, orphaned, unloved, rescued, enrolled as a wizard-in-training at Hogwarts Academy and as his telltale forehead scar shows, destined for great things. Enter into the world of Hogwarts and experience the rich characters, lavish surroundings, wizardly tools and customs, the high-flying sport of Quidditch … and much more beyond imagining.
Starring Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall, Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Alan Rickman as Professor Snape and of course Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma as Harry, Ron and Hermione, it was both a critical success and a box-office sensation.
The bewitching music from John Williams became an instant classic, swelling and soaring as we got our first glimpse of majestic Hogwarts, Dickensian Diagon Alley and the high-octane game of Quidditch.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ was nominated for seven BAFTAs and three Oscars, including Best Original Score at the 74th Academy Awards.
This new production has been created by CineConcerts, in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Products, and will be conducted by its president, Justin Freer. He said: “The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we present for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music score played live by a symphony orchestra, while the beloved film is projected onto the big screen. It will be an unforgettable event.”
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