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February 18, 2016

Harry Potter concert series to premiere at The Mann Center

Experience 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone' in a new way

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Two attendees at the 2016 Chestnut Hill Harry Potter festival are seen here dressed as the main character from the books and movies. Chestnut Hill's 2018 Harry Potter Festival will not take place under the same name, as Warner Bros. – which owns the rights to the franchise based on the series of children's books written by J.K. Rowling – is prohibiting the use of any names or imagery associated with Harry Potter at the annual Philadelphia event and other events in the U.S.

For the first time ever, audiences will have the opportunity to experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" Warner Bros film. Philly's Mann Center will host the world premiere of the Harry Potter concert series on Thursday, June 23.

The event will feature the Philadelphia Orchestra performing every musical note from the movie, while the film plays on a 40-foot screen.

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Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 20, online at Ticketmaster. They can also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting The Mann Center box office at 5201 Parkside Ave.

After the premiere in Philly, the concert series will tour through the rest of the nation, with various other orchestras performing the film score. 

World Premiere of the Harry Potter Concert Series

Thursday, June 23
The Mann Center
5201 Parkside Ave.