Des Moines Symphony to perform “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Des Moines Civic Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Jan. 25-26, 2019, the Des Moines Symphony will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20 at 9 a.m. at the Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office, DMPA.org, and by phone at 515-246-2300 for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert.

CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, in 2016.  Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than half a million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over six-hundred performances across more than 38 countries worldwide through 2018.

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.

Earning a Grammy nomination for the score, the incredible music composed by John Williams became an instant classic, conjuring beautiful and soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter on his magical journey.

“The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon 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 explains. “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.”

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