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Minnesota Orchestra Announces "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" Concert, December 2016

Performances of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ added to Minnesota Orchestra’s 2016-17 season; Three concerts will be held on December 9 and 10 at the Minneapolis Convention Center

The Orchestra performs the complete score by John Williams while the film is shown on a large screen; Justin Freer conducts


The Minnesota Orchestra announced today that it will perform HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium in downtown Minneapolis as part of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series. 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 Minnesota Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Individual tickets go on sale to the general public July 29 at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656, with tickets priced from $30 to $90. Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2016-17 concerts and will be notified about ticket options for this specific event. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.

CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, earlier this year.  The tour features Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and will kick off this summer, travelling to destinations across North America and internationally. 

Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, "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. 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.”

Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and concert producer for The Harry Potter Film Concert Series says, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the entire world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to this world, and to the many wonderful characters and adventures that inhabit it.”

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 50th Anniversary Concert Tour, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 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.


2016 Holiday Season
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
IN CONCERT

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7 p.m. / Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. / Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium

Minnesota Orchestra
Justin Freer, conductor

Tickets: $30-$90

 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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


MEDIA CONTACTS

Minnesota Orchestra
Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
612-371-5628
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CineConcerts
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Warner Bros Consumer Products
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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Packages and tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org; by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141 (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on performance Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.); in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and in person at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For packages, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/cyo. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2016-17 season.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Minnesota Orchestra
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612.371.5600
Fax: 612.371.7170

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