Last month, I shared with you about our fun experience at the Utah Symphony watching and listening to the score The Goonies. It was so much fun! As much as I love The Goonies, though, it doesn’t compare to how I feel about Harry Potter.
You might have figured out I love all things Harry Potter by reading this website. I might mention a few things now and then, like how I made my own Cupboard Under the Stairs or got to visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London. I even got to meet Harry Potter, I mean Daniel Radcliffe, himself when I was in New York City. So you can imagine how excited I was to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert at the Utah Symphony* last night!
Just in time for Halloween, the Utah Symphony is treating audiences to the movie and score of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert, tonight October 28th, and a Saturday matinee on October 29th. Be sure to dress up in your favorite Harry Potter themed costume and visit the merchandise stand once you are there for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming event at Abravanel Hall!
We enjoyed our last visit to the symphony so much, but the score to Harry Potter and the movies themselves are some my favorites. When we arrived, it was fun to see so many audience members dressed in their favorite house colors. I’m a fan of Gryffindor, just for the record. Hot butter beer was available for purchase before the start of the event, which was a great touch.
We found our seats and settled in for what was to be a wonderful experience. I saw this original movie when it came out in theaters so many years ago, but let me tell you, it’s an entirely different experience when you are seated dead center in the theater with a full orchestra a few rows in front of you recreating the music. The lights dimmed and the music began and the theater erupted in cheers. You could feel chills of excitement as it began.
Once again, I was totally engrossed in the music, in the movie, and moved by the gorgeous music echoing through the walls of Abravanel Hall. There is no other movie-going experience like this to be completely enwrapped in each sound each individual instrument creates. It’s such an amazing thing to stop and pay attention to the details of the symphony working their magic. So much effort in performing a seamless orchestration for our enjoyment. It was a beautiful thing to see and delightful to hear.
While most people run out at the credits, that portion was not to be missed. The intensity and uninterrupted flow of the music was incredible. The talents on stage were in abundance! I absolutely loved our experience last night and highly recommend it to you. Grab your tickets for tonight or tomorrow while you have the chance. I can’t wait to hopefully come back and see Part 2!
It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert is nearly here! The Utah Symphony performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
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I can’t wait for you to hear it live! I can’t think of a better time to go enjoy this than at Halloween. To purchase tickets for yourself, visit utahsymphony.org.
*we were invited to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*