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Tuesday December 19, 2023

The Minnesota Orchestra Announces the Seventh Installment of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part One" in Concert

Audiences will experience the penultimate chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Minnesota Orchestra performing Alexandre Desplat’s entire score live to picture

From January 25 to 27, the Minnesota Orchestra will continue its U.S. Bank Movies & Music concert series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part One in Concert, the seventh installment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, the ensemble will perform Alexandre Desplat’s original score while the film plays in high definition on a screen above the stage.

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part One concerts will be performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, January 25, at 7 p.m., Friday, January 26, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m. Limited ticket quantities remain for all concerts, with tickets available for purchase through minnesotaorchestra.org. Concert run-times are two hours and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and CineConcerts created the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the only official 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 is scheduled to include over 2,973 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2025.

The 2010 fantasy film is the first of two cinematic parts based on the 2007 novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the film, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s power—the Horcruxes™. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever…but dark forces threaten to tear them apart.

The film’s score was created by Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, who followed John Williams, Patrick Doyle and Nicholas Hooper as composers for the Harry Potter™ series. The soundtrack was nominated for the 2010 Award for Best Original Score for a Fantasy Film by the International Film Music Critics Association, and the 2010 Satellite Award for Best Original Score.

The remaining film to be presented live in concert during the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2023-24 U.S. Bank Movies & Music concert series will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi from May 16 to 18.


About Sarah Hicks

Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, has led a broad range of programs since joining the Orchestra as assistant conductor in 2006 and has earned wide acclaim as a guest conductor in the U.S. and abroad. Her notable projects here have included co-creating the Inside the Classics series and Sam & Sarah series with Orchestra violist Sam Bergman and leading original productions with collaborators such as PaviElle French, Kevin Kling, Peter Rothstein, Robert Elhai and The Moving Company. She has been an artistic leader in concerts featuring artists from Minnesota’s popular music scene, including shows with The New Standards, singer-writer-rapper Dessa—with whom Hicks and the Orchestra made a live-in-concert recording on Doomtree Records—and Cloud Cult. A specialist in film music and the film-in-concert genre, Hicks premiered Pixar in Concert and Disney and Pixar’s Coco in Concert; her live concert recording of A Celebration of the Music from Coco at the Hollywood Bowl can be seen on Disney+ and her work on The Little Mermaid Live! was broadcast on ABC. In spring 2024 she will lead the Orchestra’s first concerts with Minnesota-based hip-hop artist Nur-D and the return of folk-pop duo Indigo Girls. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.

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. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE)

Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits and theme park experiences based on the biggest franchises, stories and characters from Warner Bros.’ film, television, animation and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network and more. WBDGTE is home to the groundbreaking locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal theme parks around the world, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, The WB Abu Dhabi, The FRIENDS Experience, The Game of Thrones Studio Tour and countless other experiences inspired by the Wizarding World, DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Game of Thrones, FRIENDS and more. With best-in-class partners, WBDGTE allows fans around the world to physically immerse themselves inside their favorite brands and franchises.

About Wizarding World

In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognized as one of the world’s best-loved brands. Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes three epic Fantastic Beasts films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands), insightful exhibitions as well as a forthcoming Harry Potter TV series. 

This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. Discovery-owned Wizarding World tours and retail also includes the flagship Harry Potter New York, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops. The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves. 

U.S. Bank Movies & Music


with the Minnesota Orchestra


Thursday, January 25, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Friday, January 26, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall


Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor


[Please note: This film is rated PG-13. Parents strongly cautioned as some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.]


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.

The Music & Movies Series is presented by U.S. Bank.

MOVIE LICENSING: WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s23)

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.

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