Have you ever dreamed of being sorted by the sorting hat? Do you or your children wish they could attend a quidditch match and cheer on their favorite house? How about getting to watch one of the amazing Harry Potter movies, with lots of people and live music? If you are like me and love all things Harry Potter, then the Nashville Symphony has an event for you. Grab your whole family or make it a date night if you would like.
May 24th-27th, Nashville Symphony is hosting Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert. This is truly a unique event. The movie is shown in HD while the orchestra plays live the score in perfect time with the film. I attended one of the Harry Potter events last year, and it was amazing. It is truly an immersive experience to watch the movie and hear the music live.
The best part is you get to see and hear the entire movie. It’s not edited in anyway. There is an intermission to get a Butterbeer refill or go to the bathroom about half way through. Hearing the music live while you watch the movie is spellbinding. I could not decide what I wanted to watch more the musicians having fun or the movie.
I loved how it was not your typical symphony event. They actually encourage you to interact during the movie. The audience is asked to clap, cheer, boo, hiss or whatever they feel as the movie and music unfolds. I remember booing very loudly when “He Who Must Not Be Named” appeared on screen. You will laugh, cheer and cry along with the whole audience. It is a fun atmosphere full of people who love music and love all things Harry!!
Before the movie even starts you need to arrive early for pre-show fun. They have a photo booth with great props, a coloring station for little and big Harry Potter fans, and prizes given for the best costumes. Yes, you saw that correctly, pull out those robes and wands and dress as your favorite character. I will tell you this contest is not just for children who attend, many adults get in on the fun as well. I plan to dress up this year when I attend.
Tickets are available from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office and on their website: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/concert/2018-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire/