Team shortlist17 May 2017 AT 02:05 PM

A HUGE Harry Potter event is coming to the UAE

It’s going to be magical...
Team shortlist17 May 2017 AT 02:05 PM
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UAE, Abu dhabi, Harry Potter, Opera
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UAE, Abu dhabi, Harry Potter, Opera
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Harry Potter fans listen up, the famed J.K Rowling novel turned Hollywood blockbuster is getting a musical make over!

For three days (September 21-23), the du Forum at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, will be airing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while a live symphony orchestra provides the sound effects for the film.

The Orcquesta Sinfonia de Valles have been given the task of providing the tunes while the film, that premiered in 2001, will be aired on a 40-foot screen.

The event forms part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which kicked off in June 2016 and is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Aside from Abu Dhabi, there will be hundreds of performances in more than 35 countries across the globe.

Early bird tickets go on sale today and include a 15 percent discount until Thursday, June 1.


Speaking on the event, the President of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series Justin Freer said: “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 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.”

After looking at his resume, we believe him. Freer 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 the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Talking about the choice of film franchise, the co-founder of CineConcerts and concert producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series Brady Beaubien said: “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 magical world, and to the many wonderful characters that inhabit it.”

Harry Potter Film Concert Series
When: September 21-23
Where: du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Price: From AED150, there's a 15 percent early bird discount until June 1
Contact: website

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