HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT

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The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will present Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7 pm and Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1 pm. This is the second concert in the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The HSO will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00 am by visiting hartfordsymphony.org, in person at The Bushnell Box Office, and by calling 860-987-5900.

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, kicked off in June 2016 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and is scheduled to include hundreds of performances across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018.

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf pays Harry a visit to warn him of what lies ahead this year in the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry’s own unsettling ability to speak to snakes causes his friends to doubt him. It’s a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened.” Saving Hogwarts will require all of Harry’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.

Earning a Grammy nomination for the score, the incredible music composed by John Williams became an instant classic, conjuring beautiful and soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter on his magical journey.

This film concert series has been created by CineConcerts, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and will be conducted by its creator and Producer, Justin Freer. He explains, “The Harry Potter film series continues to be a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that delights millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduced 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. This will be another unforgettable event.”

Tickets for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert go on sale November 20 at 10:00 am by visiting hartfordsymphony.org, in person at The Bushnell Box Office and by calling 860-987-5900.

For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.

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HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Marking its 74th season in 2017-2018, the HSO is Connecticut’s premier musical organization, the second largest orchestra in New England, and widely recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra named Carolyn Kuan as its tenth music director in January 2011; she is the first woman and youngest person to hold this title. The HSO captivates and inspires audiences of all ages by presenting more than 100 concerts annually, including the Masterworks Series, POPS! Series, Sunday Serenades, Discovery Concerts, Symphony in Schools, Musical Dialogues, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, and more.  The HSO aims to deliver uniquely powerful and emotional experiences that lift and transform the spirit, and to give back and help create vibrant communities in the Greater Hartford area.

Media Contacts:

Amanda Savio, Hartford Symphony Orchestra
860.760.7317
asavio@hartfordsymphony.org

John Tellem
310.313.3444 x2
john@tellemgrodypr.com

CineConcerts:                                  

Andrew P. Alderete
818-299-7671
Andrew@cineconcerts.com

Warner Bros Consumer Products

Stephanie Clark
818-954-7308
stephanie.clark@warnerbros.com

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