2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, The Philosopher’s Stone, and the franchise of books, movies, stage plays and theme parks will be getting a new lease of life in the UAE later this year.
Between Thursday September 21 and Saturday 23, the first Harry Potter movie will be getting the orchestral treatment, as the du Forum in Abu Dhabi will play host to the Orcquesta Sinfonia de Valles for a live orchestral performance accompanying The Philosopher’s Stone. Similar screenings have recently taken place at Dubai Opera, with live orchestral performances accompanying both Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park.
Harry Potter in Concert will be a Hogwarts-and-all spectacular, celebrating one of the most beloved book and film franchises in history. Audiences will be able enjoy Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on a 40-foot high definition screen while hearing the live orchestra perform John Williams’ enchanting score, which is coming all the way from Barcelona.
Early bird tickets are on sale now, and Potterites (the collective noun for Harry Potter fans) booking by Thursday June 1 will benefit from a 15 percent discount.
From Dhs128. Thu September 1 – Sat 23. du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, http://www.ticketmaster.ae/event/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-in-concert-tickets/5535