THE AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND CHRISTCHURCH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE THE HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE™ CONCERT
For the first time in New Zealand, Kiwi audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history
Tickets available for Auckland and Christchurch at www.mjrpresents.com
The Vector and Horncastle Arena announced today that the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The Auckland Philharmonia will perform at the Vector Arena on July 2nd, 2017, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Horncastle Arena on July 5th, 2017. The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ . Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Tickets are on sale via http://www.mjrpresents.com.
CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter™ films, earlier this year. The Harry Potter™ Film Concert that kicked off in June 2016 is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.
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.
For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra features in more than 50 main stage performances every year and showcases many of the world’s finest classical musicians. Renowned for its innovation, passion and versatility, 100,000 people hear the orchestra live each year, with many thousands more reached through special events, recordings and other media. For more information visit: https://www.apo.co.nz
Over the past 50 years, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has grown to establish itself as a cultural asset to Christchurch and the wider communities of the South Island. With a focus on championing New Zealand composers and artists, the CSO showcases and premieres Kiwi works and performs with the best of New Zealand talent.
For more information visit: https://www.cso.co.nz
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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)
Sunday 2nd July
Vector Arena, Auckland
Wednesday 5th July
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch