Harry Potter and the Concert at Orchestra Hall


A magical experience is returning to Orchestra Hall this December 15, 16, and 17: Following the order of the books, the Harry Potter Concert Series will continue with the second chapter, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The orchestra will be playing another of John Williams’ fantastic and unforgettable scores while the film plays in high definition on a big screen overhead.

The series originally kicked off in June of 2016 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  And it won’t stop here: Hundreds of performances in this series will play across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018. The film series was created by CineConcerts, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Creator and producer of the series Justin Freer explains, “The Harry Potter film series continues to be a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that delights millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduced 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 will be another unforgettable event.” 

Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series adds, “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 this magical world, and to the many wonderful characters that inhabit it.”

John Williams earned a Grammy nomination for this score, yet another feather in the cap of the composer of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, and so many others.

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For those who haven’t read the book:

“In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf pays Harry a visit to warn him of what lies ahead this year in the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry’s own unsettling ability to speak to snakes causes his friends to doubt him. It’s a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened.” Saving Hogwarts will require all of Harry’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.”

Concert Information

Complete Film with Live Orchestra 

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7 p.m. / Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7 p.m. / Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 p.m. / Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium

Tickets: $30 to $90


Individual tickets and subscription packages can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (Stage Door ticketing is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lobby Box Office ticketing begins two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the skyway accessible Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.