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THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES COMING TO DES MOINESMonday, May 6, 2019
The DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER AND THE DES MOINES SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE
THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ IN CONCERT
Audiences will experience the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the
Des Moines Symphony performing John Williams’ music from the entire film live to picture
Presale starts Tuesday, May 7th at 10AM with code MAGIC
Tickets available to the public starting May 10th at 10AM via DMPA.org
(May 6, 2019 – Des Moines, IA) – The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Des Moines Civic Center with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, the third film in the Harry Potter series. On Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, the Des Moines Symphony will perform this magical score live from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than 1.3 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 900 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2019.
In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents
Earning an Oscar nomination for the score, the spellbinding and masterful music composed by John Williams became a celebrated classic, conjuring beautiful, soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends on their magical journey.
Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, "The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we bring fans 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 is truly an unforgettable event.”
Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “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 the Wizarding World.”
Tickets go on sale May 10th at 10AM via DMPA.org for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert.
For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, please visit
About Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 39 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.
About the Des Moines Symphony
The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra is one of Iowa’s and the Midwest’s premiere arts institutions. Led by Music Director Joseph Giunta for the past 30 years, the Orchestra has established an outstanding national reputation as one of the country’s leading regional orchestras, performing a regular series of Masterworks, Pops, Family and Education Concerts.