- J. K. Rowling first came up with the idea for Harry Potter in 1990 when her train was delayed on the way from Manchester to London King’s Cross
- The books have now sold more than 600 million copies worldwide, making them the best-selling book series in history, and they are available in 85 languages
- The Harry Potter soundtrack, composed by four composers for eight films, has been nominated for two Oscars and five Grammys
- The film’s most iconic theme, called Hedwig’s Theme and performed on the celesta, was composed by John Williams
- Did you know that Steven Spielberg could have directed the first Harry Potter film, but turned the offer down?
Host and celebrity guest: Danielle Tabor
The Magical Film Orchestra & Choir
The magical music to the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novels will be performed on the Križanke stage in a unique concert evening with an original cast, stellar soloists, The Magical Film Orchestra & Choir. The programme includes film music by the legendary five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams (who scored the first three films), as well as Patrick Doyle (the fourth film), Nicholas Hooper (the fifth and sixth films), and Alexandre Desplat (the seventh and eighth films), and music from the play Harry Potter and the Children of the Curse. Listeners will experience Harry Potter’s most memorable musical moments, such as Hedwig’s Theme, Hogwarts Hymn, Dumbledore’s Farewell and Lily’s Theme, while the concert will be visually enhanced by magical lighting and laser effects. The event will be hosted by celebrity guest, original cast members Danielle Tabor, known for her role as Angelina Johnson in the first three films of the Harry Potter franchise.
The performance will be in English without Slovenian subtitles.