Interest, fellow Potterheads! If you have not however bought tickets to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, now is the time to do so.

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Bass Concert Hall on Saturday, February two, with two magical performances. The Austin Symphony Orchestra will execute the score from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when the complete film plays on a giant screen for the duration of each an afternoon (1 p.m.) and an evening (7:30 p.m.) efficiency.

We spoke with Conductor John Jesensky about the occasion.
A number of of his scores have created appearances and won awards at events such as the Austin Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and L.A. Film Festival.

We began by asking what’s distinct about the score of this film versus the initial two HP films.H

“The score for Prisoner of Azkaban is 1 of my absolute favorites!” he mentioned. “While the initial two Potter films focused on immersing you in a sense of wonder and other-worldly magic, John Williams’ third entry into the series requires us into some strange, but fantastic territory!”

That territory, according to Jesensky, consists of all the things from Viennese Waltz, driving jazz, epic film score to beautiful choral music, extremely creepy strings and even Renaissance music.

Possibly you have noticed the film several occasions currently and are pondering it will not be that considerably distinct in this capacity. Believe once again!

As Jesensky pointed out, there is anything really magic about a reside musical efficiency.

“When you are in a concert hall, and an orchestra is playing for you, there is true air movement – vibrations – they hit you in techniques that no recording can replicate.  It is like that exhilarated feeling you get when you hear the bass drum of a distant parade – it is internal, and lights up all of your senses!”

Conductor John Jesensky

Of course, we couldn’t finish our interview without having asking the two most essential queries, beginning with what Hogwarts Property Jesensky would be in.

“I’ve basically taken the test on Pottermore,” he mentioned. “Every time I attempt, I finish up in Gryffindor residence!  Brave and daring – I could do worse!”

And even though Jesensky has only visited Austin as soon as in the previous decade, he knows that it is a “really a 1-of-a-sort Texas city.”

He also knows what an essential part the Lone Star State has played in the evolution of music. We concluded our convo by asking, who is your preferred Texas musician?

Right here is his answer in its entirety mainly because it is just also superior to edit in any way.

“I feel far more than 1 musician, Texas itself is a musical institution that has supplied so considerably to the American cultural landscape.  Amongst the brilliant concert band education at every of the University of Texas campuses, to the conducting and instruction of Samuel Adler all the way to Willie Nelson and Beyonce!  Buckets of excellent talents and artists have emerged from Texas, and they all look to carry a small dwelling state pride with them wherever they go, which we are fortunate sufficient to have a piece of.”

Conductor John Jesensky

Do not miss this amazingly musical and magical practical experience! Tickets for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert are readily available now and can be bought right here. Obtainable ticket costs presently commence at $51.50.

Oh, and in case you have been asking yourself, the Pottermore test areas yours really in Gryffindor as properly.


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