Calling all muggles! In an Australian first, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in concert at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
The special event will feature the Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing every note of Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ unforgettable score while watching the blockbuster film — the first in the Harry Potter series — in high-definition on a giant screen.
The spectacular show is part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films announced by Warner Bros and CineConcerts earlier this year.
Founded by conductor Justin Freer and writer Brady Beaubien, the CineConcerts series has previously brought live concert experiences like Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour, The Godfather, Gladiator, It’s A Wonderful Life, DreamWorks Animation In Concert and Breakfast at Tiffany’s to stages around the world.
“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,” Freer says.
“It is with great pleasure that we introduce for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. It will be an unforgettable event.”
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in concert at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Saturday 1 April 2017. Tickets are on sale now at qso.com.au.
UPDATE: Tickets only went on sale this morning, but due to overwhelming demand, a second show has just been announced. There will now be two performances of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in concert at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Saturday 1 April 2017 — one at 1:30pm, and another at 7:30pm.