#REVIEW: “HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ LIVE IN CONCERT” AT SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
By Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
A little less than a year after it all began, the Harry Potter In Concert Series returns with the The Prisoner of Azkaban. Following in the triumphs of the previous presentations, this magical performance features the fan favourite accompanied by a live orchestra and choir.
Like the first two chapters in the Wizarding Series, the music of Azkaban is composed by John Williams. There is no other name in cinematic scores as beloved than that of he, and there’s little wonder as to why. Whilst witnessing a symphony bring his work to life, one can see and hear his brilliance with ease. From the small pieces that enliven the Leaky Cauldron, to the majestic work that accompanies Buckbeak’s flight, it all impresses when experienced in person. And there’s nowhere better in Toronto to experience it than the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Sony Centre is renowned sonically as one of the best environments to view a concert in the City. Furthermore, its staff and amenities are excellent, including an excellent merch table filled with mementos to treat yourself with.
The performance is the feast, and is fit to fill any magical void. Alfonso Cuarón’s solo entry is the most unique in the franchise, and Williams’ last in the Series. So with only two performances left, be sure to don your house colours and hoot and holler along with crowd of enthusiasts in attendance.
More here and how to get tickets.
(Photo credit: Jonathan Godfrey)