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Tuesday January 10, 2023

Minnesota Orchestra Announces the Sixth Installment of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert

Audiences will experience the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Minnesota Orchestra performing Nicholas Hooper’s entire score live to picture

From February 9 to 12, the Minnesota Orchestra will continue its U.S. Bank Movies & Music concert series with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princein Concert, the sixth installment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, the ensemble will perform Nicholas Hooper’s original score while the film plays in high-definition on a screen above the stage.

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince concerts will be performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m.; Friday, February 10, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 11, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m. Limited ticket quantities remain for all concerts, with prices ranging from $48 to $108. Concert run-times are three hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

The remaining major film to be presented live in concert during the Orchestra’s 2022-23 U.S. Bank Movies & Music concert series will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens from April 21 to 23.

In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in 2016, more than 3 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from The Wizarding World, which included over 2,973 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2025.

As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and Wizarding Worldsä, Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing Harry for the battle fast approaching. Even as the showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Nominated for the 2010 GrammyÒ Award, Nicholas Hooper returns to the Harry Potter series with this magical score that debuted at number twenty-nine on the Billboard 200 chart, thus making it the highest-charting soundtrack among all the six movie soundtracks released. Considered “emotionally churning” by Variety, Hooper’s score features soaring and unique motifs that could only represent the grandeur and scope of The Wizarding World.


About Sarah Hicks

Sarah Hicks is the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, a broad-spectrum series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores and other genres. In this role, she oversees planning for the Live at Orchestra Hall season and conducts many performances on that series by the full Orchestra. She also conducted the Orchestra’s Inside the Classics series and Sam & Sarah series for ten seasons.

Hicks’ career has seen collaborations with a diverse range of artists, from Hilary Hahn and Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson. She has been an artistic leader in concerts featuring artists from Minnesota’s internationally-renowned popular music scene—including shows with The New Standards, multiple sold-out performances with Dessa and collaborations with indie band Cloud Cult. A specialist in film music and the film in concert genre, she is passionate about creating concert experiences which combine sight and sound, and that welcome new audiences to the orchestral genre. She will conduct the Orchestra as Dessa returns for three new collaborative performances in August.

About CineConcerts

CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live and digital music experiences performed with visual media, and continues to redefine entertainment. Founded by producer and conductor Justin Freer and producer and writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts engaged over 4.8 million people worldwide in concert presentations in over 3,000 performances in 48 countries through 2025, and recently launched CineConcerts +PLUS—a global digital network and app suite with hundreds of exclusive podcast episodes and produced content. CineConcerts continues to work with some of the most prestigious orchestras and venues in the world including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and more. Recent and current live and digital concert experiences include Elf in Concert, The Pinball Concert (Digital), The Polar Express in Concert, Rudy in Concert, The Passion of the Christ in Concert, The Da Vinci Code in Concert, The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, Gladiator Live, The Godfather Live, It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert, DreamWorks Animation In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour, Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert and A Christmas Dream Live. More: cineconcerts.com.

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, 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. 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.


U.S. Bank Movies & Music


with the Minnesota Orchestra

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Friday, February 10, 2023, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Sunday, February 12, 2023, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall


Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor


[Please Note: This film is rated PG. Parental guidance suggested–some material may not be suitable for children.]


Tickets: $48 to $108



Tickets and subscription packages can be purchased at minnesotaorchestra.org or by calling 612-371-5656. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

Details around COVID safety protocols can be found at minnesotaorchestra.org/safety.

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.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

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



Andrew P. Alderete




Lindsay Kiesel



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