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Virginia Symphony Orchestra bringing Harry Potter’s magical music to Norfolk

A scene from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
A scene from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” (HarryPotterInConcert.com)

NORFOLK — The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is promising a magical night for Harry Potter fans in November.

The VSO will play every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Nov. 25. The music will be played in tandem with the movie, which will be shown on a 40-foot screen.

The show is part of a global symphony tour dubbed the “Harry Potter Film Concert Series,” which will bring the movies’ music to more than 35 countries through 2018, according to a VSO news release.

“It is with great pleasure that we introduce 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 on the big screen,” wrote Justin Freer. Freer is the president of CineConcerts, as well as the producer and conductor of the “Harry Potter Concert Series.”

Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series.
Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (HarryPotterInConcert.com)

Freer has previously appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others.

Other live music performances paired with visual media put on by Cineconcerts include: Gladiator, The Godfather and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11. You can purchase your tickets at virginiasymphony.org, ticketmaster.com or by visiting the box offices at the VSO or the Norfolk Scope Arena.

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