HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ IN CONCERT

Audiences will experience the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ music from the entire film live to picture

Tickets available starting August 13, 2018 at 10 am at hartfordsymphony.org

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will present HarryPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1 pm and 7 pm at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts as part of the HSO’s 2018-2019 POPS! Series. The HSO will perform this magical score live from HarryPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. The 2018-2019 POPS! Series is sponsored by United Technologies. The HSO is sponsored by Prudential.

Tickets for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanin Concert go on sale at on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10 am at hartfordsymphony.org, in person at The Bushnell Box Office and by calling 860-987-5900.

CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, in 2016.  Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stonein Concert in June 2016, more than half a million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over six-hundred performances across more than 38 countries worldwide through 2018.

In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

Earning an OscarÒnomination for the score, the spellbinding and masterful music composed by John Williams became a celebrated classic, conjuring beautiful, soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends on their magical journey.

 

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 bring fans 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 is truly an unforgettable event.”

Brady Beaubienof CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World.”

 

About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Marking its 75thanniversary season in 2018-2019, 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.

About CineConcerts
CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media. Founded by producer/conductor Justin Freer and producer/writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged millions of people worldwide in concert presentations that redefine the evolution of live experience. Recent and current live concert experiences include Gladiator, The Godfather, It’s a Wonderful Life, DreamWorks Animation In Concert,Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50thAnniversary Concert Tour, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Rudy in Concert.

Justin Freer has quickly become one of the most sought-after conductors of film music with a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects.  He has appeared with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. From full-length movie screenings with live orchestra to music-interactive sporting event experiences to original 3D-environment holiday programming, CineConcerts is at the forefront of live entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

 

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

 

CineConcerts:
Andrew P. Alderete
646-531-5256
andrew@cineconcerts.com

Molly Kossoff
818-859-7500
mkossoff@cineconcerts.com

 

Warner Bros Consumer Products
Stephanie Clark
818-954-7308
stephanie.clark@warnerbros.com

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

 

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