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Ben Kingsley Performs ‘Peter and the Wolf’ With the Houston Symphony

This Saturday (Sept. 17, 2016), the Houston Symphony, under the direction of conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, will perform Prokofiev’s classic children’s story set to music, Peter and the Wolf. And that’s a bit of a departure for the symphony in terms of a season opener – at least until you learn who’s narrating it: actor and […]

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Photo Courtesy: CAA Speakers.This Saturday (Sept. 17, 2016), the Houston Symphony, under the direction of conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, will perform Prokofiev's classic children's story set to music, Peter and the Wolf.

And that's a bit of a departure for the symphony in terms of a season opener – at least until you learn who's narrating it: actor and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley.

Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu talked with Kingsley earlier this week, and they discusses his relationship with the piece and how he finds the voices of the characters he plays in film.

(Photo: Jeff Vespa/Contour by Getty Images)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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