Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
WEST AUSTRALIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Friday 12 & Saturday 13 August 2022, 7.30pm, Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nicholas Buc | conductor
West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia, and the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose lands we work and share music.
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)
Directed by David Yates
Produced by David Heyman and David Barron
Written by Steve Kloves
Based on "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling
Helena Bonham Carter
Music by Nicholas Hooper
Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel
Edited by Mark Day
Produced by Heyday Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert produced by CineConcerts
Justin Freer President/Founder/Producer
Brady Beaubien Co-Founder/Producer
Managing Director Jeffrey Sells
Head of Publicity and Communications Andrew P. Alderete
Director of Operations Andrew McIntyre
Senior Marketing Manager Brittany Fonseca
Senior Social Media Manager Si Peng
Worldwide Representation WME Entertainment
Music Preparation JoAnn Kane Music Service
Sound Remixing Justin Moshkevich
Igloo Music Studios
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From the centre of Perth to the furthest corners of the state, we have provided the soundtrack to life in WA since 1928.
As the State Orchestra, Perth’s first and finest, WASO is the largest employer of performing artists in Western Australia and reaches two million people with musical experiences each year on stage, in our community, and online.
From concert halls to classrooms, hospitals to aged care, we bring joy, inspire learning, and nurture participation in our community, because everybody deserves the opportunity to experience live music. Every year, through community and leading industry partnerships, we engage a new generation of young and emerging artists to help secure a bright future for music in Australia.
We celebrate our rich classical music heritage with great artists from all over the world and commission and perform new repertoire to renew and expand it. The Orchestra collaborates widely with major arts companies and independent artists, performing opera to ballet, movies to musicals, jazz to rock. We champion the diversity of music in all its forms, with a team of talented and passionate people who create unforgettable experiences for all West Australians to enjoy.
Asher Fisch is Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of our Orchestra and we are proud to call Perth Concert Hall home.
About the Composer
Nicholas Hooper is one of Europe's leading composers, having written and produced music for over 250 films, dramas, and documentaries since 1990. He has developed a reputation for producing music that is original, inspiring, and always colourful.
His scores have received several major accolades. In 2004, he won the BAFTA for Best Original Score for The Young Visitors as well as being nominated for State of Play in the same year. Nicholas was nominated for a 2006 BAFTA for his score to The Girl In The Café, and prior to this was BAFTA nominated for The Way We Live Now, In 1998, he won the coveted Golden Panda Award for Land of the Tiger, a major BBC documentary series on India. The following year he won again (having been nominated for three separate scores), making him the first composer to win the award consecutively. He has received many other accolades for his feature films including the period feature The Heart Of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams, and The Tichbourne Claimant (a quote from Variety: "Nicholas Hooper's alert symphonic score rates a major bow, adding shape and atmosphere to the labyrinthine tale").
Nicolas scored Phillip Martin's feature, Einstein and Eddington, starring David Tennant as Sir Arthur Eddington and Andy Serkis as Albert Einstein for Company Pictures/HBO, and Belonging for BBC Wales Drama. He also scored Enid Blyton for Carnival/BBC, Mo Mowlam for C4, and Yes Virginia, a CBS animated film for Christmas 2009.
Nicholas has received great critical acclaim for his stunning scores to both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for Warner Bros. ("Let there be no doubt - Hooper's reputation is cemented with this work, and his career just shifted gears". Daniel Champion, Music from the Movies, July 2007"), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a nominated for a 2010 Grammy for Best Film Score. He most recently completed recording two wonderful scores to the Walt Disney Pictures feature releases, African Cats and Chimpanzee.
About the Conductor
Nicholas Buc is an award-winning composer, conductor, and arranger with over 20 years experience in the music industry. He has composed music for film, television and the concert hall, with some of his work being screened at festivals and theatres around Australia, Asia and the US. As the recipient of the prestigious Brian May Scholarship, he completed a Master's degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University, receiving the Elmar Bernstein Award for Film Scoring.
He has worked with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Chris Botti, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and Australian pop sensation Tina Arena. He has written arrangements for Birds of Tokyo, Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe, and Vera Blue as well as working on Junior MasterChef, The Voice Australia, and the 2021 AFL Grand Final.
Nicholas is highly sought after as a conductor for live film concerts, having conducted the world premieres of John Williams' Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hans Zimmer's The Lion King (2019), Alan Menken's Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Alexandre Desplat's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2.
He is also the only person in the world to have conducted all three original Star Wars films in concert... in one day.
WASO On Stage
Acting Principal 1st Violin
Principal 2nd Violin
Assoc Principal 2nd Violin
Assistant Principal 2nd Violin
Bao Di Tang
Acting Assoc Principal
Assoc Principal Oboe
• Stelios Jewellers
★ Rod & Margaret Marston
Principal 3rd Horn
Francesco Lo Surdo
• John & Nita Walshe
• Dr Ken Evans AM & Dr Glenda Campbell-Evans
• Peter & Jean Stokes
Assoc Principal Percussion & Timpani
★ Section partnered by
• Chair partnered by
* Instruments used by these musicians are on loan from Janet Holmes à Court AC.