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Holidays at the Philharmonic

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



3 hours with intermission

Date & Times


Dec, 2019

Wednesday, 7:30 PM


Dec, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Dec, 2019

Friday, 7:30 PM


Dec, 2019

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Relive the film that started it all. Watch the wand choose the wizard, a troll run amok, and magic mirrors in high-definition while the Orchestra performs John Williams’s iconic score. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event as Harry, Ron, Hermione, and all your favorite characters return to the screen and enchant the world all over again.

Due to high demand, there is a limit of six tickets per household for these concerts.

This concert is a Special Event of the 2019–20 season.

Family-friendly. Open to everyone ages 4 and up.


John Williams

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (score performed live to complete film)


Justin Freer


Justin Freer


Justin Freer


Born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, composer / conductor Justin Freer is a highly sought-after conductor and producer of film music concerts around the world. He began his formal studies on trumpet but quickly turned to piano and composition, composing his first work at age 11 and making his professional conducting debut at 16.

Mr. Freer has written music for world-renowned trumpeters Doc Severinsen and Jens Lindemann, and he continues to be in demand as a composer and conductor around the world for everything from orchestral literature to chamber music. He has served as composer for several independent films and has written motion picture advertising music for some of 20th Century Fox Studios’ biggest campaigns, including AvatarThe Day the Earth Stood Still, and Aliens in the Attic. As a conductor, Mr. Freer has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic. He is also one of the only conductors to have conducted in both the ancient Colosseum and Circus Maximus in Rome.

Mr. Freer has been recognized with numerous grants and awards from organizations including ASCAP, BMI, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the Henry Mancini Estate. He is the founder and president of CineConcerts, a company dedicated to the preservation and concert presentation of film, curating and conducting hundreds of full-length music score performances live with film for such wide-ranging titles as Rudy, Gladiator, The Godfather, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, It’s a Wonderful Life, and the entire Harry Potter film franchise.

Justin Freer earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music composition from UCLA, where his principal composition teachers included Paul Chihara and Ian Krouse. He was also mentored by legendary composer / conductor Jerry Goldsmith.

Learn more about Justin Freer
Special Thanks

HARRY POTTER characters, names, and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Programs for Families at the New York Philharmonic are presented by Daria and Eric Wallach.


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