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'Harry Potter' Movies' Concert Series Announced for Summer 2016

by Jon Niles   Feb 18, 2016 21:00 PM EST

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2016 is definitely seemingly like a great year for fans of J.K. Rowling's iconic Harry Potter book series and movies. This year will include the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the theatrical premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that plays' subsequent adaptation into a new novel, and now we've learned of a special concert series based around the scores to the previously released films! CineConcerts is preparing for a new orchestral experience for fans, which will start this summer.

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If you are not familiar with CineConcerts' previous series (which include Gladiator, The Godfather, It's a Wonderful Life, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Star Trek), a symphony orchestra recreates the score of the film, which has been reformatted for a 40-foot, high definition screen, according to Slash Film.

"All the music is pulled out of the film, so that's one of the interesting challenges - mixing the live music against the dialogue and the effects," said CineConcerts president Justin Freer, according to Variety. "This is a wonderfully unique franchise to celebrate. 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. We now have an opportunity to add to the following."

The first of these concert series will, of course, be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which will premiere at Philadelphia's Mann Center for the Performing Arts on June 23. While other tour dates have not been announced, other planned stops include The San Diego Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Pops and Symphony Silicon Valley.

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