The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform music from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, as part of a video/movie experience.
The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ score.
CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Con- sumer Products created the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. The Harry Potter Film Concert that kicked off in June 2016 is another experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and is scheduled to include hundreds of performances across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018.
Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, “The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. 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 Southwest Florida Symphony is Lee County’s professional orchestra and one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Over more than half a century, the Southwest Florida Symphony has grown to a roster of 65 musicians. Each season, the musicians present a series of five Masterworks concerts, three Pops concerts, a Holiday Pops and a Small Stage Symphonies series. Under the direction of internationally renowned Maestro Nir Kabaretti, the symphony continues to provide world-class music in paradise.
>> What: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
>> Who: Southwest Florida Symphony and Harry Potter Film Concert Series
>> When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20
>> Where: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers
m; SWFLSO.org, 418-1500 or at the Southwest Florida Symphony Box Office
>> Tickets and info: www.harrypotterinconcert.co