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4/1/2019 Member News
Walmart AMP Announces Third Installment of Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Walmart AMP with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, the third film in the Harry Potter series. On Saturday, Oct. 12, a full symphony featuring members of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will perform this magical score live from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than 1.3 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 900 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2019.

“We are excited to bring the next installment of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series to the Walmart AMP,” said Scott Galbraith, vice president of programming and executive producer at Walton Arts Center. “This is a great way to watch the film and an even better way to introduce the whole family to a symphony performance.”

In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

Earning an Oscar nomination for the score, the spellbinding and masterful music composed by John Williams became a celebrated classic, conjuring beautiful, soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends on their magical journey.

Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, "The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. 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.”

Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices range from $22 to $75 plus applicable fees and can be purchased by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com.  In-person purchases can be made at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, or at the Walmart AMP Box Office in Rogers, which is now open for the season. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 pm and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.