If you’ve seen “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” you know it’s an amazing film. What you might not realize it’s even better when backed by an orchestra. See for yourself by attending “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert” at Jones Hall. The Houston Symphony will bring the score to life and add a new dimension to this iconic film. The performance will be on July 18–20 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2:30 p.m. performance on July 20. You can get tickets for as low as $34 each.
The Music Enhances the Journey
It’s easy to tune out the score when you watch a movie. You are so focused on the dialogue and action that the music fades to the background. However, musical scores are created to enhance films. Composers consider every note to heighten emotion and tension. That is definitely the case with “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” so when you miss out on the music, you also miss some of the experience.
Because the music is live, it becomes a much more powerful part of the movie. The music will heighten your senses as you learn more about Harry’s relationship with his grandfather and experience his transformation from a mere wizard into a hero.
Not Your Normal Symphony
Symphonies are normally stuffy affairs, so it’s normal if you think you need to sit down and be quiet during this performance. However, this is a departure from the normal symphony. Audience participation is welcomed. Feel free to cheer on the story’s heroes and boo the bad guys. Even as you do this, the Houston Symphony will not miss a beat. It will continue to recreate the score note for note, just like the soundtrack of the movie. It’s a remarkable feat, but the Houston Symphony is more than up for the challenge.
Dress the Part
Here’s something else you should know. You can dress up as your favorite character when you attend this show. It’s far from a black-tie affair. Wear a costume and bring a wand if you want. Every note played and every word spoken is meant to be enjoyed, and the symphony truly wants you to have a good time.
Introduce Your Kids to the Orchestra
It’s also worth mentioning that this is a cool way to introduce your children to the symphony. They will experience the joy and power of a live orchestra, and that could develop into a lifelong appreciation of music.
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Start Planning Your Adventure
You still have some time before the curtain goes up. Grab your tickets and make your plans. This is sure to be an evening to remember.