This breathtaking, hotly-anticipated film concert will see the movie screened for just three performances 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 as part of the Film Concert Series that started in June 2016, 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.”
Starring Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall, Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Alan Rickman as Professor Snape and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry, Ron and Hermione, the movie was both a critical success and a box-office sensation and led to seven further movies.
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.”
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, premieres at the Royal Albert Hall on 12-13 May 2017, with tickets priced £28-74 on sale at 9am on Friday 19 August.