Tuesday 17 October 2017

Live orchestra to perform at Harry Potter movie event in Royal Albert Hall

John Williams composed the score to the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
John Williams composed the score to the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter fans will have the chance to revisit the first movie in the series accompanied by an orchestra performing John Williams' score live on stage.

The film and concert series will debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone will be shown on a 40ft screen, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra playing the Oscar-nominated music.

The 2001 film will shown during three performances at the Royal Albert Hall before a UK tour to Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow.

The screenings are part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series that was launched in the US in June.

The film depicts Potter's first adventure at Hogwarts Academy and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in roles now being portrayed by older actors in the West End in hit play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

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."

The global concert tour premieres at the Royal Albert Hall on May 12 2017, with two further performances on May 13.

Tickets will be priced between £28 and £74 and go on sale at 9am on Friday August 19.

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