People of all ages turned up to a sold-out show – hoping to be transported to the magical world of Harry Potter.
And audience members fell in love with the films all over again as The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) brought the films’ iconic scores to The Music Hall last night.
Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waved his wand and, through a magic of his own, delivered the music Harry Potter fans know and love so well. The RSNO charmed everyone from the moment the first note rung out through the venue.
Opening with Hedwig’s Theme – the instantly recognisable tune had a gripping and atmospheric effect. But not all tunes played were mystical and light.
The highlight of the evening was the chaotic harmony produced by the percussion during The Knight Bus.
It was delightfully entertaining to watch as it was to hear – and it was clear by the smiles on everyone’s faces. Fans could have had their eyes closed and perfectly visualised momentous scenes from the films.
Kaufman delivered interesting Potter facts and anecdotes throughout the evening. He also read out a letter from Scottish composer Patrick Doyle – known for his work on writing the music for the fourth Harry Potter film.
The powerful performance definitely left fans humming on their way home – and murmurs of “Harry Potter film marathon” could be heard on the way out.