'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' Live in Concert with the QSO
This night of muggle movie and music magic will screen the fifth film in the franchise with a live orchestral score.
After bringing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire back to the big screen with a live orchestra soundtrack in recent years, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is giving the fifth film in the franchise the same movie-and-music showcase.
Across two sessions on Saturday, March 5, 2022 (at 2pm and 7.30pm), the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will come to life with the sights and sounds of the Ministry of Magic, 12 Grimmauld Place and the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, because JK Rowling's boy-who-lived and his pals are never far away from a theatre — or a concert hall. And tickets for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix live in concert are now on sale.
If you've been to one of these events for the earlier Harry Potter movies, you can expect something a little different this time around. While the event will run as usual, it's the score itself that'll stand out. After doing the honours on the first three HP flicks, veteran composer John Williams stood aside, with two-time Oscar nominee Patrick Doyle (Hamlet, Sense and Sensibility) in charge of the fourth, and Nicholas Hooper whipping up wondrous wizarding soundtracks for the final three.
And yes, if this particular session sounds familiar, that's because it was originally slated to happen in 2020; however, the pandemic changed those plans.