BSO to Present Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert
Audiences will experience the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history
Three Performances Only: August 4, 5 & 6, 2016
Baltimore, MD (May 11, 2016) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its summer schedule, three performances of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert. The concerts will be performed on August 4 and 6 at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and on August 5 at The Music Center at Strathmore.
The concert will feature a 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 giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
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 added, “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.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert
Justin Freer, conductor
Thursday, August 4, 2016—7:30pm (Meyerhoff)
Friday, August 5, 2016—8:00pm (Strathmore)
Saturday, August 6, 2016—3:00pm (Meyerhoff)
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. This concert will feature the BSO performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is located at 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Md.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Md.
Tickets start at $35 for concerts at both Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore and will be available starting May 11, 2016 through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000, 877.BSO.1444 or BSOmusic.org.
About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating its centennial in 2016, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural organizations. Led by their dynamic and visionary Music Director Marin Alsop, the Orchestra is internationally acclaimed and locally admired for its outstanding concerts, recordings, broadcasts, touring, and for its groundbreaking education and community outreach initiatives. The orchestra’s centennial season is a celebration of Baltimore, featuring artists with deep relationships with the ensemble and the community; partnerships with peer organizations; signature projects; and commissions of new work tied to the city. The BSO annually performs for more than 350,000 people throughout the State of Maryland. Since 1982, its Baltimore home has been Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and in 2005, the BSO became the nation’s first orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas with the opening of The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. The BSO boasts trailblazing education and community programs designed for audiences of all ages, from a Music Box Series for toddlers and concerts for schoolchildren and families, to comprehensive programs for aspiring young musicians and amateur adult musicians. The award-winning OrchKids program, launched by Marin Alsop and the BSO in 2008, provides education resources and fosters social change through the power of music for children in the city’s neediest communities. To learn more, please visit www.BSOmusic.org.
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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is funded by operating grants from the
Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences,
the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Department of Education.