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Go To The Symphony...See A Movie?

Amanda Smith

Go to the symphony…to watch a movie? Starting Friday night, the Eugene Symphony will perform the score to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone," while the movie plays above them. 

Francesco Lecce-Chong is Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony, and a self-proclaimed Star Wars fanatic. He says part of this is due to the genius of John Williams, the composer who also wrote the music for the Harry Potter films.  

Eugene Symphony’s Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong. The first performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is Friday at 8 P.M. at the Hult Center in Eugene, with Shih-Hung Young conducting. There's a Saturday matinee as well, at 2 P.M.

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Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.