THE WALMART AMP ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT
Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with a full symphony orchestra featuring members of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas performing music from the film live to picture
Tickets available starting May 11 at www.amptickets.com
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, May 7, 2018 — The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Walmart AMP with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 7 pm, a full orchestra including members of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, in 2016. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s in Concert in June 2016, more than half a million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over six-hundred performances across more than 38 countries worldwide through 2018.
“Orchestral music permeates our culture, but so many times we don’t even realize it. These events showcase the movie as well as the musicians and make that direct connection for the patron. It’s a great way to remind people that they already have a connection to and appreciation of orchestral music,” said Scott Galbraith, vice president of programming and executive producer at Walton Arts Center.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.
Earning a Grammy® nomination for the score, the incredible music composed by John Williams became an instant classic, conjuring beautiful and soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter on his magical journey.
Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, "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 bring fans 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. This is truly 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 world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 amand range from $22 to $75. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walmart AMP Box Office in Rogers or the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or visiting www.amptickets.com.