Phelps Twins to Narrate “Once Upon A Time” Story-Book Concert in UK


Sep 22, 2007

Posted by EdwardTLC

Actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) are joining the famed Hallé symphony orchestra and conductor John Wilson for a family concert this October, that will combine the past-times of story-telling and music-making. Entitled: “Once Upon A Time … with James and Oliver Phelps,” the twins will serve as narrators for this event taking place at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England.

From the announcement:

You can hear music from Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, the delightful Cinderella story and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, with its brilliant illustrations of Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast, the Enchanted Garden and even an Oriental Empress!

Hear the twins as they narrate the enchanting symphonic fairy-tale, Peter and the Wolf. Come and meet Peter and his friends, the bird and the duck, in Prokofiev’s evocative piece – a wonderful way to introduce children and young people to the orchestra – as it paints the story of Peter’s adventure with both words and music.

The concert takes place Sunday, October 21st at 3pm, tickets can be purchased from the box office or online via this website.

As the press release notes, dressing up as your favorite story book character for fancy dress is encouraged!

Thanks Chrissy!

8 Responses to Phelps Twins to Narrate “Once Upon A Time” Story-Book Concert in UK

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That sounds great! I saw John Wilson in Dublin and his conducting of the Harry Potter music is spot on. Wish I could be there thats bound to be a great night for kids and adults alike.

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awww! i wish i lived over there… bet it’ll be up on youtube… yay!


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This is so great. The twins are amazing!

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Oh, this brings back wonderful childhood memories. I loved Peter and the Wolf. I can just hear the bird singing in my head right now. What a wonderful thing for the twins to do. What lucky kids, the ones who get to attend this event!

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Agreed, it’s wonderful to hear the twins branching out.

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It is positively wonderful that the twins are doing this.

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i love the twins and its so sad that she killed if fred

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How amazing! I wish that I lived, in England, instead of “across the pond” LOL. This kind of event, for children, is priceless! How wonderful, as well, that the Phelps twins will be a part. It is wonderful to be able to lend one’s voice, to a piece of Art,and have it remembered. I know it will be….those lucky kids!

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