CineConcerts is about to get way more magical! This year, CineConcerts – the same company that recently kicked off a 50th Anniversary Star Trek orchestra tour – will partner with Warner Brothers to kick off a series of live concert film tours for the Harry Potter franchise, Variety reports.
Starting with the first Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, CineConcerts will turn the movies into a unique orchestral experience, where fans of Harry Potter will be able to watch The Sorcerer’s Stone while listening to the soundtrack performed live and in-sync to the movie as it plays.
“The original dialogue and sound effects will be kept intact,” said CineConcerts president and show conductor Justin Freer. “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 first tour stop is in Philadelphia, at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, on June 23, with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing. Other performance ensembles include the San Diego Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Pops, and Symphony Silicon Valley.
You can buy tickets for the first stop on the tour through Ticketmaster, MannCenter.org, and Mann Center’s box office now.