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Utah Symphony announces additional date for 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' concert

Utah Symphony announced it has added a third performance of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" as part of its Harry Potter Film Concert Series "due to phenomenal demand," according to a news release.

The additional concert is scheduled to be Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m., at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, and tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.

The Utah Symphony will perform the score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which was written by legendary film composer John Williams, as the movie plays on a 40-foot screen.

The symphony had previously announced two performances of the concert on Dec. 23-24, but tickets to those performances are sold out, according to the news release.

Paul Meecham, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera CEO, said in a previous Deseret News article that the organization hopes the Harry Potter concerts expand the symphony's audience to guests of all ages.

“The books have been read by people of all generations and the movies have appealed to those of all generations, as well,” Meecham said in the article.

According to the news release, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, earlier this year.

"The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world," Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, said in the news release. "It is with great pleasure that we introduce 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. It will be an unforgettable event.”

Tickets start at $27 and are available online at utahsymphony.org and by phone at 801-355-2787. For additional information: harrypotterinconcert.com.

The Utah Symphony will perform the music to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” as the movie plays on a 40-foot screen in Abravanel Hall on Dec. 23 and 24 and Jan. 3 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series.