Charlottesville Symphony Pops at the Paramount - The Harry Potter Concert

Music Director Benjamin Rous leads the full symphony orchestra in music from all eight films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2. (Films will not be screened.)

The movie scores were composed by legendary John Williams (3), Patrick Doyle (1), Nicholas Hooper (2) and Alexandre Desplat (2). Williams is also the creator of “Hedwig’s Theme,” heard in all eight.

Audience members are invited to come dressed as their favorite Harry Potter-themed witch or wizard.

Wegmans is the corporate sponsor of Pops at the Paramount for the fourth consecutive year. Additional sponsors are Elizabeth Natoli, Robert and Christine Elliott, and the Paramount Theater. The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation is the lead sponsor of the orchestra’s entire 2018-19 season.

Tickets are priced at $28-$54 for adults and $15 for students, and may be purchased in person at The Paramount Theater Box Office from 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday, by calling (434) 979-1333 during those same hours, or online at

  • 215 East Main Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

The historic Paramount Theater a Charlottesville landmark built in 1931 offers a wide variety of live art performances. Check their website for performance schedule. On November 25, 1931, The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia opened its doors as one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. With its exceptional... more