J.K. Rowling fans can enjoy “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” this month at the Chrysler Hall with a special twist.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform the movie’s score, composed by John Williams, while the film plays on a 40-foot screen. The orchestra performed the score of “Home Alone” last year, according to VSO director of marketing Monica Meyer. Some families have begun to adopt the event as a tradition, she said.
“It’s something fun and different,” Meyer said. “It’s not every day you get to see a full symphony orchestra playing the score of one of your favorite movies. It’s not only fun for the audience, but it’s really wonderful for the musicians to have a chance to play this kind of music as well.”
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performed more than 150 concerts in the past year. The VSO employs more than 200 artists and works with teachers and students in 225 public schools annually.
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd. in Norfolk.
Tickets range from $49 to $90 and can be purchased on ticketmaster.com.