The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Monday 17 April 2023
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE
The best music from the Harry Potter films & more with the Magical Symphonic & Philharmonic Film Orchestra

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“Witches, Wands and Wizards” – The best songs and music from Harry Potter is coming to Cambridge!
The award-winning film music from one of the most successful franchises in film history is now coming as a unique concert evening to your city with star soloists, a choir and symphonic orchestra.
Visitors will experience the most significant musical moments of Harry Potter: The program includes the film soundtracks of four-time Oscar winning composer John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat as well as the best of the music from “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, which has received many awards in London and New York.
John Williams (“Star Wars”, “ET”, “Indiana Jones”, “Jurassic Park”) composed the music for the first three films, like the famous “Hedwig’s Theme”, the leitmotif of the Harry Potter films, and “Double Trouble”, the classic Hogwarts motif with a children’s choir, as well as the funny “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” and “Witches, Wands and Wizards”. Titles like “Hogwarts Hymn” by Patrick Doyle, from the fourth Harry Potter film, remind the audience of the mysterious and dark world of the Triwizard Tournament. Nicholas Hooper has composed „Dumbledore’s Farewell” for the fifth and sixth Harry Potter films. He helped to shape and mature the Harry Potter music. Alexandre Desplat created “Lily’s Theme” and has composed the music for the last two instalments of the film series – a grand and unforgettable final and musical experience.
The magnificent film music is performed by The Magical Symphonic & Philharmonic Film Orchestra & Choir, which has specially been created for our Harry Potter concerts, and which cooperates on this tour – despite the war – with a national Ukrainian State Orchestra: “The Academic Khmelnitsky Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra”. Created in 2001 and led by chief conductor and Honored Art Worker of Ukraine, Sergiy Leonov, the orchestra has won the hearts of many listeners of classical music. It is often praised for its coherent and balanced sound and known for its successful cooperation with the leading conductors and soloists from Ukraine and abroad. The orchestra comes from western Ukraine and performs a wide repertoire from different musical eras, with a special focus on Ukrainian composers. The repertoire includes symphony concerts and opera performances such as Puccini’s “Tosca”, Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus”. Besides performing classical music on the highest level, the orchestra participates inmultiple rock music projects – from “The Best of Rock” to “Legends of Rock”. Under thesupervision of Honored Artist of Ukraine, Sergey Rabiychuk, it collaborated with world known singers and presented music by Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and The Scorpions. Rabiychuk has written more than 200 transcriptions for the Academic Khmelnitsky Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. He also participated as an arranger in the popular TV shows “Star+Star” and “People's Star”, and was the lead conductor of “Berlin Military Tattoo” in Germany.
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