Toronto’s Sony Centre announces next chapter in the Harry Potter Film Concert Series

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A scene from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Courtesy Warner Bros.

On the heels of a Harry Potter themed shop opening in Toronto, the Sony Centre for Performing Arts have announced that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be the next chapter in the Harry Potter Film Concert Series.

Coming to the Sony Centre on May 16 and 17, 2018, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert features the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performing the score from the film while the film plays on a 40-foot screen in high-definition.

“The Harry Potter film series continues to be a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that delights millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduced 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. It is an unforgettable event,” producer and creator Justin Freer said in a press release.

About Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who seems to pose a great threat to Harry. Harry and his friends spend their third year learning how to handle a half-horse, half-eagle creature known as a Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. They also visit the wizarding village of Hogsmeade and the Shrieking Shack, which is considered the most haunted dwelling in Britain. In addition to these new experiences, Harry faces a werewolf and must overcome the threats of the soul-sucking Dementors. With his best friends, Harry learns some advanced magic, crosses the barriers of time and changes the course of more than one life.

Earning an Oscar-nomination for the score, the spellbinding and incredible music composed by John Williams became an instant classic, conjuring beautiful, soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter on his magical journey.

Can’t wait for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert? Then check out Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert – the second film in the series – at the Sony Centre this October 12 – 14.

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series began in June 2016 with the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It has since gone on to hundreds of performances in more than 35 countries.

Tickets for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert at the Sony Centre go on sale on Friday, August 18. For more information, visit

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