Magical Music: wcfsymphony Presents Music of Harry Potter
on Monday, September 26, 2016
October is a month for playing pretend and indulging in fictions. As costumes appear on every shelf and home décor turns ghoulish, we gather to laugh at the things that scare us and share their spooky stories.
On October 30, wcfsymphony invites you to join them for an afternoon of symphonic storytelling featuring John Williams’ music of Harry Potter. The best-loved story of a generation, Harry Potter and his magical journey are evoked through Williams’ masterful scoring. No matter how long it has been since you opened a Harry Potter book or watched one of the films, it will all come rushing back to you as soon as the ethereal notes of “Hedwig’s Theme” begin to float through the concert hall. An unforgettable live performance of selections from the first three Potter films will spark your memory and imagination, and perhaps leave you longing to ride away on the Hogwarts Express.
The other pieces on the program are all classic symphonic works created to tell stories—with enough drama to excite even the most stoic concertgoer. wcfsymphony will perform the final scenes of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, In the Hall of the Mountain King by Greig, and Mussorgsky’s turbulent Night on Bare Mountain. Each of these pieces is filled with the twists and turns of a good story, whether you’re hearing them for the first or the one-hundred-and-first time. The concert will also feature the world premiere of a piece by Dubuque composer Paul Price-Brenner.
To get concertgoers in the spirit of the season, there will be a Halloween party and costume contest in the lobby of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center before the 4:00 concert.
Come enjoy the magic of Harry Potter and wcfsymphony!
Tickets are always $5 for youth, and start at $27 for adults. To buy tickets or view the rest of the wcfsymphony’s exciting season, visit their website.
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