THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON OF MOVIES IN CONCERT

TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT – OCT. 29 & 30, 2021
HOME ALONE IN CONCERT – NOV. 26 & 27, 2021
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE™ IN CONCERT – FEB. 18 & 19, 2022
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI IN CONCERT – MAY 6 & 7, 2022

Speakeysie News Desk –May 23, 2021

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced the new season of its cinematic series “Movies in Concert,” featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing the award-winning scores live to picture for Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (October), Home Alone (November), and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™(February). These films join the previously announced and already on sale Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concertin May of 2022. All films will be displayed on a 40-foot screen in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com beginning May 21 at noon. For further information, visit aso.org/movies.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will present Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” featuring a screening of Disney’s timeless holiday classic with Grammy®-winning composer Danny Elfman’s musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by conductor Lawrence Loh.

First released in 1993, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was directed by Henry Selick (“James and the Giant Peach”) and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus. The film is rated “PG.”

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Live in Concert is presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Loh and will be performed at Atlanta Symphony Hall on October 29 & 30, 2021.

A true holiday favorite, the beloved comedy classic – Home Alone – features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2021. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Symphony Hall with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. On Friday, February 18, and Saturday, February 19, 2022 Justin Freer will conduct the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in performing the magical score live from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 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 2.7 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from the Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 1,295 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2021.

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter is mysteriously entered into the Triwizard Tournament, a grueling contest among three wizarding schools in which he confronts a dragon, water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in Lord Voldemort’s grasp. All will change when Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and face challenges beyond their imagining.

Winning both the International Film Music Critics AWARD (IFMCA) and ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for the score, the rich tapestry of music composed by Patrick Doyle (BraveHamletSense and Sensibility) brought fresh emotional gravitas with darker melodic undercurrents as Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione face these new adventures.

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.”

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

About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artists and engaging education initiatives. As a cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 150 concerts, including education and community concerts, each year for a combined audience of more than a quarter million people.  

About Disney Concerts

Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company.  Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis.  Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir.  Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 575 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.  

About CineConcerts
CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live and digital music experiences performed with visual media, and continues to redefine entertainment. Founded by Producer/Conductor Justin Freer and Producer/Writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged over 3 million people worldwide in concert presentations in over 1,593 performances in 48 countries, and recently launched CineConcerts +PLUS – a global digital network and app suite with hundreds of exclusive podcast episodes and produced content. CineConcerts continues to work with some of the most prestigious orchestras and venues in the world including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and more. Recent and current live and digital concert experiences include The Pinball Concert (Digital), The Polar Express in ConcertRudy in ConcertThe Passion of the Christ in ConcertThe Da Vinci Code in ConcertThe Harry Potter Film Concert SeriesGladiator LiveThe Godfather LiveIt’s a Wonderful Life in ConcertDreamWorks Animation In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert TourBreakfast at Tiffany’s in Concertand A Christmas Dream Live.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a WarnerMedia Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

CineConcerts: 
Andrew P. Alderete
andrew@cineconcerts.com
    
Warner Bros Consumer Products:
Lindsay Kiesel
lindsay.kiesel@warnerbros.com

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