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A fantastic and wizardly music experience
A euphony of sound greeted us as we were transported to the magical world of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™ with music performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In an Australian-first, this unique music and visual event allowed the spellbound audience to relive the enchantment from the movie which was first released in 2001.
Film poster - Image from Wikipedia
Watching the movie in high-definition on a giant screen, the live music accompaniment makes you realise the importance of music in movies. The melody was seamless with the Oscar-winning score by John Williams conveying joy, pathos and drama to accompany the action on the screen.
Engrossed as you are in the movie the orchestra is ever present and comes to the fore particularly in the dramatic scenes such as with the first sighting of Hogwarts. The orchestra builds to a crescendo of excitement to convey the wonder that Harry and his fellow first years feel on seeing the Castle for the first time as they arrive by boat after their journey on the Hogwarts Express.
Hogwarts Castle - Image from Wikipedia
Seeing the movie in a theatre setting adds a new dimension to the experience, more than a cinematic event. Audience participation is encouraged with boos and cheers audible as the story unfold with the good battling evil.
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series is a treat for fans of the original movie and a chance to don the Hogwarts scarfs, gowns or Harry Potter™ spectacles and enjoy a night of fun. For those that have never seen the movies, it is a great introduction to the Harry Potter story. It is a truly fantastic musical experience for all.
The Harry Potter™ film series is a cultural wonder that has delighted millions of fans around the globe. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™ were the very first in the series.