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"Harry Potter" Film's Score to Be Performed by Cincinnati Pops

Fans of the Harry Potter movie series will be excited to learn that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert is part of the Cincinnati Pops 2019-20 season.

The Pops announced on Friday that the film concert series will play at Music Hall from January 3 through 5 in 2020.

The Cincinnati Pops will perform the score live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-ft. screen.

CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, in 2016. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than half a million fans have attended over six-hundred performances across more than 38 countries worldwide through 2018.

In Azkaban, the heroes of the Harry Potter universe - Harry, Ron, and Hermione - meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts, and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf, and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

The film's score, composed by legendary Hollywood composer John Williams, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005.

"The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world," said Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. "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.”

“Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World," said Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and concert producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series.

Tickets go on sale Friday.

-Staff report