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Harry Potter and Literary Thrillers

28 October 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Harry Potter is a phenomenon like no other and has defined the transformation of the printed page to the silver screen. Experience some of the greatest literary stories coming to life in music. From Vampires and Werewolves to Peter Pan, Hobbits and everything in between, this magical evening will surely inspire your literary imagination.


Choose five (5) or more concerts and a 25% discount will apply to the entire order.

Pops series and Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin underwritten by Devi & Robert Jawl

Concert underwritten by Linda Pendray

Sean O’Loughlin, conductor

Sean O’Loughlin (b.1972) is the Principal Pops Conductor of Symphoria in Syracuse, NY and the Principal Pops Conductor of the Victoria Symphony in B.C., Canada. His diverse background includes collaborations with some of the leading symphonies and popular artists of today. As a conductor, he has led performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony and the San Diego Symphony amongst others. He has served as conductor for symphony tours with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, The Decemberists and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration. He has appeared on Good Morning America and the PBS Special “Stages” with Josh Groban in addition to NBC’s “A Very Pentatonix Christmas.”

Recent collaborations include such artists as Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Journey, a-ha, Jason Mraz, The Beach Boys, Sarah McLachlan, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Pentatonix, Kelly Clarkson, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Blue Man Group, Janelle Monáe, Audra McDonald, Hall and Oates, the Indigo Girls, The Go-Go’s, Bonnie Raitt, Pink Martini, Brandi Carlile, Weird Al Yankovic, Melissa Etheridge and others. Through his growing number of commissioned and published works, Sean is excited to continue contributing to the rich history of orchestral and wind band literature. His music is published by Excelcia Music, Hal Leonard and Carl Fischer. An annual ASCAP Special Awards winner, Sean was a composition fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, and holds composition degrees from New England Conservatory and Syracuse University.

Harry Potter Symphonic Suite  John Williams, arr. Brubaker 
“Bella’s Lullaby” from Twilight Carter Burwell, arr. Lavender
“Flight to Neverland” from Hook John Williams 
To Kill a Mockingbird Elmer Bernstein 
Suite from The Lord of the Rings Howard Shore, arr. Whitney 


The Chamber of Secrets  John Williams 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban John Williams 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Patrick Doyle, arr. Brubaker 
Suite from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Nicholas Hooper, arr. Lopez 
Suite from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Alexandre Desplat, arr. Brubaker 
“Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone John Williams 
Encore: Excerpt from “Hedwig’s Theme” John Williams


28 October 2023
starts at 7:30 pm


Victoria Symphony


Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map

Concert Credits