Experience The Houston Symphony’s Epic ‘Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince’ In Concert

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Experience The Houston Symphony’s Epic ‘Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince’ In Concert

You’ve never experience the classic story like this before.

Two decades after its introduction to the world and the people still cannot get enough of the magic that is Harry Potter. Whether its rereading the books for the umpteenth time, binge-watching the movies over the holidays, scratching together homemade Butterbeer, or spending your vacations in Hogwarts Castle at Universal Orlando – the perennial delight of the beloved series never fades.

This weekend, you can experience the sixth installment of the series like never before at the Houston Symphony’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert.

At the three-day concert series, the sublime Houston Symphony lead by Conductor, Constantine Kitsopolous, will provide a backing orchestra and chorus for a screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 

The concert series will take place over the course of three days at Jones Hall beginning at 7:30 pm on January 14.

After conducting the score for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Nicholas Hooper composed his second and last score for the Harry Potter films in Half-Blood Prince – the latter Grammy-nominated.

“The way Hooper uses orchestral colors is really, really interesting to me,” said Kitsopolous.

“The music reinforces their character,” he said. “If you listen to the music that accompanies Harry, it emphasizes his maturing and gives him kind of a solid underpinning.”


In addition to the backing symphony, the Houston Symphony Chorus will provide vocals to augment the ambience.

“With this film, based on the sixth installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga,” the Houston Symphony writes on its website, “fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD!”

From January 14 – January 16, the Houston Symphony will host three separate concerts: January 14 at 7:30 pm; January 15 at 7:30 pm; and January 16 at 2:30 pm – all held at Jones Hall. Tickets range from $34 – $145.

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