One of the reasons the Harry Potter series became such an enduring and worldwide phenomenon is the fact that its worlds were so vivid, they felt like you could step right into them. And if you’ve ever fantasized about walking around in J.K. Rowling’s universe, the Spokane Symphony’s Halloween at Hogwarts concert does its best to bring the sights (and of course, the sounds) of literature’s most famous wizarding school to life. Like last year, audience members get to sort themselves into their own Hogwarts house — are you daring like a Gryffindor, or is the cunning of Slytherin more your speed? — dress up in cloaks and brandish magic wands. The symphony itself will be part of the magic, performing, among other pieces, John Williams’ and James Newton Howard’s compositions from the Harry Potter films.
Sat, Oct. 28 at 2 and 8 pm • $24-$34/children, $29-$45/adults • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200
— Nathan Weinbender