Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert
By Malin Norman
In August this year, you have the chance to relive the magic of your favourite wizard, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert. Based on the third instalment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry Potter soars across the big screen.
The concert in Scandinavium presents the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film in high resolution on a giant screen, while the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra plays John Williams’ unforgettable music live. Relive every magical moment as music brings a story that has enchanted the world to life.
This is the third film in the Harry Potter Film Concert Series performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and follows Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts as he is informed that a prisoner named Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban and intends to kill him. The first concert, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was presented by visiting Ålborg Symphony Orchestra, and the second concert, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
“The sensation when upwards of 5,000 people gasp for breath at the excitement of thrilling adventures on the screen and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s magnificent sound is incomparable,” says Åsa Bernlo, marketing and sales manager of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Experienced world-class orchestra
Dubbed “one of the world’s most formidable orchestras” by the Guardian, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali, who started his tenure in 2017. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra has staged several performances with film in Scandinavium: for instance, Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Chaplin’s City Lights, Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, with an audience of around 5,000.
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