Harry Potter is headed to the symphony. Warner Bros. and CineConcerts have announced a new concert tour showcasing the music of the blockbuster film franchise.
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series will launch June 23 at the Mann Center in Philadelphia with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. John Williams’ memorable score will be performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, in sync with the movie projected on a 40-foot screen.
The North American traveling show will also visit such orchestras as the San Diego Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Pops, and Symphony Silicon Valley.
“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,” concert producer Brady Beaubien said in a statement.
Presumably the concert series will also whet fans’ appetites for the Harry Potter spinoff movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set to hit theaters in November.
Previous films to receive the CineConcert treatment include Gladiator, The Godfather, and It’s a Wonderful Life.
Tickets for the HPFCS go on sale Feb. 18.