Harry Potter, Live in Concert!

From the SnitchSeeker press release:

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert, the second to last film in the Harry Potter series. On May 30 at 7:30 pm, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Alexandre Desplat’s incredible score live from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

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 June 2016, more than 2 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 1,000 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2019.

Talk about retro! Watching a film with live music being played… Has anyone seen one of these concerts? How did it differ with the usual metroplex viewing experience?


  1. John,
    My family and I have seen through movie 5 at the symphony here and it has been a fantastic experience. Sorcerer’s Stone was the best because it really transported me back in time and the score is just so iconic. It was very emotional for the entire audience and everyone was dressed up (house scarves too) and really into the experience which was lovely. Experiencing the first movie in a beautiful auditorium with live music was magic and made me realize how special the HP franchise was when it was in its early years.

  2. MuggleMaestra says

    My daughter and I attended the San Antonio Symphony accompaniment of The Prisoner of Azkaban, and it was fantastic! Lots of people were in costume. The screen was perfect ! They had subtitles, as well, so you could catch all of the dialogue clearly. Only drawback was it went through the entire ending credits, which were VERY long, but still fun to actually see all the credited parts. I would definitely go again.

  3. David Llewellyn Dodds says

    I remember reading about the restored version of Abel Gance’s Napoleon (1927) with new score by Carmine Coppola performed live at Radio City Music Hall in 1981 – though I’m not sure if this – or more broadly so working with that movie (Wikipedia somewhat vaguely notes a 1980 Edinburgh Festival showing with Carl Davis score) – was the first instance of such an undertaking. But it is astonishing to think of the fine coordination needed to match a sound film with dialogue and sound-effects track(s).

  4. Kathleen Van Every says

    I am a little frustrated with their website. The post here says May 30th without a year or even a city I can see. The website itself seems to only have October dates. My husband and I would love to go to one of these near the Philadelphia/NJ/MD area but I can’t figure the website out! help?

  5. Kelly Loomis says

    I have a ticket for GOF playing here in February. I’m looking forward to it as I’ve heard many love them.

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