Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets concert heads to SoCal

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets concert
HP fans rejoice! Grab your floo powder, portkey, broom, thestral, or other favorite method of magical travel and get yourself to The Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The series makes its next screening in SoCal with the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets concert. The live screening will feature a 90-person orchestra performing John William’s original score throughout its entirety. The tour series started last year with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It will continue screening every Harry Potter movie with a live orchestra through 2018, reaching 35 countries worldwide.

Chamber of Secrets is probably my favorite HP movie. It covers nearly every part of the book where other films adapted for screen left out certain parts or changed them altogether. Hilariously, Harry and Ron miss the train back to Hogwarts and decide it would be best to steal Mr. Weasley’s flying car instead. Once the duo went back to school, the students are mysteriously attacked and petrified. This is happening as the threat of Hogwarts’ unfavorable founder Salazar Slytherin returns. He has plans to finish his mission of seating only pureblood wizards at the school.

It’s Going To Be a Real Treat

In a digital age where we seek media in its purest form’ whether it’s the highest definition, 3D, or surround sound, it’s a real treat to experience the films in such an organic medium with a live instrumentation. I am excited to see how the score is reinterpreted and maybe more or less dynamic in certain scenes. The film scores of Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets are the most memorable and introduce the mysterious and whimsical melody of Hedwig’s Theme that is instantly recognizable among Potterheads and muggles alike.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets concert takes place May 12th at 7:30 pm and the 13th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. You can buy the tickets online at SCFTA.org or by calling the box office at (714) 556-2787. Tickets start at $39.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

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