West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) have announced the sixth installment of their Harry Potter Concert Film Series will take over Riverside Theatre, at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. Audiences can look forward to the next chapter of the series with fan favourite Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince set to be given orchestral treatment performing Nicholas Hooper’s entire score live to picture as the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sees Lord Voldemort tightening his grip on both the Muggle and Wizarding Worlds, and Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing Harry for the battle fast approaching. Even as the showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
Nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award, Nicholas Hooper’s magical score for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince debuted at number twenty-nine on the Billboard 200 chart, thus making it the highest-charting soundtrack among all the six movie soundtracks released.
CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products kicked off the Harry Potter Film Concert Series in 2016, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, more than 2.7 million fans have enjoyed the magical experience from The Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 1,295 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2021.
Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explained, “The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we bring fans for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. This is truly an unforgettable event.”
WASO will perform Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at Riverside Theatre on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. Tickets are on sale now from www.waso.com.au