DSO presents "The Magical Music of Harry Potter," Saturday, January 11

- Orchestral journey to the Wizarding World will include music from eight Harry Potter films, including John Williams favorites

- Enrico Lopez-Yañez will conduct

Detroit, (January 7, 2020) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform iconic film music from the Harry Potter franchise at a one-night-only concert this weekend. Enrico Lopez-Yañez will conduct.

The program features music from all eight Harry Potter films, including John Williams favorites.

The concert takes place Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Tickets are limited but still available. See below for ticket information.

About Enrico Lopez-Yañez

Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Appointed in 2019, he leads the symphony’s pops series and family series. Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists, including Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Richard Marx, Jennifer Nettles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, Hanson, Kenny Loggins, and more.

During the 2019-2020 season, Lopez-Yañez will perform with the San Diego Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and Sarasota Orchestra in addition to his appearance with the DSO. In previous seasons he has appeared with other orchestras throughout the United States, including the Utah Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

As cofounder and artistic director of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the concert experience, he has created exciting education, classical, and pops concerts that have been performed by orchestras across the United States.

Sharing an equal love for opera, Lopez-Yañez served as assistant conductor and chorus master for the Berkshire Opera Festival, where his work was met with rave reviews. He has led opera gala concerts in San Diego and Aguascalientes, Mexico, as well as a production of Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera in Chicago.

An active producer, composer, and arranger, Lopez-Yañez has contributed to numerous albums, including the UNESCO benefit Action Moves People United and the children’s music album The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, and more.

Lopez-Yañez previously served as assistant conductor of the Omaha Symphony. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and UCLA.

Ticket Information

Tickets for The Magical Music of Harry Potter begin at $48 and can be purchased at dso.org, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit).

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 30% on the price of a single ticket for most DSO concerts. For more information, contact Group Sales Manager Jim Sabatella at (313) 576-5130 or jsabatella@dso.org.

About the DSO

The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who recently concluded an acclaimed decade-long tenure at the helm, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate, endowed by the Kresge Foundation. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall will celebrate its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in seven metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.