Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
In Concert with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April 2023, 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 Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in Concert
WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Publishing Rights © JKR.
Directed by David Yates
Produced by David Heyman, David Barron and J.K. Rowling
Written by Steve Kloves
Based on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling
Helena Bonham Carter
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography by Eduardo Serra
Edited by Mark Day
Produced by Heyday Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 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
Nicholas Buc conductor
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About the Composer
Alexandre DesplatOscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat is one of the most coveted film composers in the world today. Desplat is noted for his collaborations with some of the world’s top filmmakers: Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Stephen Daldry, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, Terrence Malick, Roman Polanski and Angelina Jolie garnering eight Academy Award nominations.
Desplat first captivated American ears with The Girl with the Pearl Earring and Birth. The Golden Globe and Oscar winner has since scored a range of incredible films, eight of which have been Oscar-nominated: The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, Philomena, The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel which won the 2015 Oscar for Best Score.
Desplat’s most recent work includes Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Suffragette directed by Sarah Gavron and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, and his second collaboration with Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne. Coming up next for Desplat is the period drama The Light Between Oceans directed by Derek Cianfrance starring Michael Fassbender, Florence Foster Jenkins starring Rebecca Ferguson and Meryl Streep, Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets starring Lake Bell and Kevin Hart, and Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starring Felicity Jones and Mads Mikkelsen.
Born to a Greek mother and French father, Desplat grew up in France with a budding love for Hollywood film music, and broke into the French film industry in the 1980s. With a penchant for lyricism, elegant orchestrations, and precise dramatization, Desplat has quickly joined the pantheon of all-time greats. “I was in a car with a friend who had offered me a double vinyl of Star Wars,” Desplat remembers. “It might have been ’78. He gave me this record, and I remember having said to him, “Hmm. ‘Music composed and conducted by John Williams.’ That’s what I want to do.” And that’s what I’m doing.”
About the Conductor
Nicholas BucNicholas 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 Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Scoring.
He recently completed work on the new Australian feature film Slant, starring Sigrid Thornton and Pia Miranda, which won Best Australian Feature at Monster Fest 2022. He also scored the Ukrainian documentary Slava, which won Best Short Film at Byron All Shorts Flickerfest 2023.
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 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 Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Lion King (2019), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Shrek 2 and 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
• Rosalind & Lyndsay Potts
Principal 2nd Violin
Assoc Principal 2nd Violin
• Philip & Frances Chadwick and James & Freda Irenic
Bao Di Tang
• The Gregg family
• Janet Holmes à Court AC & Gilbert George
• Ruth E. Thorn and Michael & Helen Tuite
• Meg O’Neill, Chase Hayes & Vicky Hayes
• Meg O’Neill, Chase Hayes & Vicky Hayes
• Stelios Jewellers
★ Rod & Margaret Marston
Principal 3rd Horn
Francesco Lo Surdo
• John & Nita Walshe
• Dr Ken Evans AM & Dr Glenda Campbell-Evans
• Dale & Greg Higham
• Peter & Jean Stokes
Assoc Principal Percussion & Timpani
★ Section supported through the Duet program by
• Chair supported through the Duet program by
* Instruments used by these musicians are on loan from Janet Holmes à Court AC.
Engage | Excite | Experience | Educate
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.