If you felt like the score of the Harry Potter films really touched the wizard and witch within, and you couldn't help but listen to it over and over again while doing your middle-school homework, then you're about to feel even more excited than that time you caught the Snitch in a Quidditch match.
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series is planning on reformatting each Harry Potter film into a concert experience, complete with an orchestra that will sync up to the film. The movie will be projected onto a 40-foot screen behind the musicians.
CineConcerts president and conductor Justin Freer told Variety:
“The original dialogue and sound effects will be kept intact. 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.
“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 Philadelphia's Mann Center For The Performing Arts will premiere The Harry Potter Film Concert Series on June 23 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The San Diego Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Pops and Symphony Silicon Valley will all perform John Williams’ score from Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone during the North American tour.
CineConcerts has also created the same live music experience with classics like:Gladiator, The Godfather, It's A Wonderful Life, Breakfast At Tiffany's and Star Trek.
CineConcerts hope to open its music up to younger generations so they might expand their aural library. Freer says:
“I hope that we’re contributing in some small, humble way to an otherwise blossoming genre."
Starting February 20, tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster, MannCenter.org and the Mann Center's box office.
Now if only they can get Madam Celestina Warbeck to make an appearance, I just know Molly Weasley, her biggest fan, would be there, singing along to every word.