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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

Oregon Symphony

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (map) Downtown
Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. 2017 All Ages

$35-115

Despite its flaws, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets officially marked the Harry Potter series’ transition from charming children’s story to one of the best literary melodramas of all time—from the thrilling unfolding of Voldemort’s origin story, to the first intimations of romance between its lead characters. Clocking in at two-and-a-half hours, the Chamber of Secrets movie is also one of the most painstaking novel-to-film adaptations ever released, for better or worse. Its epic scope is complimented by master composer John Williams’ sweeping, eerie score. Williams’ genius at leitmotif also makes up for author J.K. Rowling’s spotty characterization: Comic relief characters like Dobby the House Elf and Moaning Myrtle are given new life through their somber themes, and “Meeting Tom Riddle”—which sounds like “The Imperial March” in a hall of mirrors—emphasizes Voldemort’s preternatural evil in a way no words could. The Harry Potter films improved exponentially after Chamber of Secrets, but the music never got any better than this. MORGAN TROPER

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97204
503-248-4335
http://www.pcpa.com/events/asch.php

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  • Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. 2017
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