Harry Potter Orchestra Does 'Sorcerer's Stone' For Live Audiences
John Williams' brilliant movie scores continue to delight today, more than 50 years after the composer's work on Valley of the Dolls got an Academy nod. Now, CineConcerts plans to bring some of Williams' most beloved scores to life with its Harry Potter orchestra-and-film-screenings. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series kicks off with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on June 23.
Sorcerer's Stone isn't the first of Williams' films scores to come to the orchestra-and-film-screening format. Film Concerts Live! currently has E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Raiders of the Lost Ark on tour, in celebration of the movies' 35th anniversaries. Williams also conducts orchestras in performances of his film scores, as in his upcoming Star Wars concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Attendees of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series will watch Sorcerer's Stone on a large projection screen while listening to the film's score performed live. The Wall Street Journal reports that CineConcerts plans "to roll out all eight [Harry Potter] films over the next four to seven years." As Entertainment Weekly observes, this probably means we'll get a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them installment in the coming years.
Tickets for CineConcerts' Harry Potter Film Concert Series' first presentation go on sale Thursday.
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