The Harry Potter films are cinema classics. Introducing us to the world of dementors, basilisks and wingardium leviosa on screen, it was a family favourite for my generation and will be for generations to come. It’s translation to the screen proved as popular as the books, ranking as the highest-grossing film franchise in history (beaten only by the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe). So what could make it any better? Accompanying it with the enthralling sound of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live of course.
Gracing the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena stage on Sun 14 May, get swept away with Harry and his friends alongside a live orchestral concert. Displayed on a high-definition forty-foot screen, the film will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra as they relive the famous John Williams score.
The origin for the legendary franchise of films features an innocent Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) as they adjust to their first year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moving away from his mundane existence, Harry is quickly thrown into a foreign world full of trolls, squealing mandrakes and quidditch as we slowly learn the ways of the magical world. As enthralling as flying golden snitches are though, it soon becomes apparent that not all wizards are good, and there is a destiny that awaits Harry and his iconic thunderbolt scar that starts deep in the heart of Hogwarts castle.
For the first time in the UK, audiences will be able to follow the journey from Privet Drive to Hogwarts alongside a symphony orchestra. In a packed Motorpoint Arena with thousands of buzzing Potter fans, this will be an unforgettable cinematic experience. The wizarding world of Harry Potter never sounded so great.
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Sun 14 May. Tickets: £25-£65. Info: 029 2022 4488 / www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk
words CONOR KNIGHT