Harry Potter Film Concert Series Continues September 2017

A professor of the School of Magic and Witchcraft gets ready for a potions class. AFP

A professor of the School of Magic and Witchcraft gets ready for a potions class. AFP

The hashtag #BacktoHogwarts started trending on Twitter as Potter fans flooded the King's Cross train station in London, where platform 9 3/4 resides (both in the books and as a real-life tourist attraction).

It's been 19 years (and four months) since Harry Potter defeated Voldemort at the Battle of Hogwarts to end the Second Wizarding War.

Today is memorable for Potter fans: It's the "19 years later" date in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when he and Ginny Weasley sent their son, Albus Severus Potter, to Hogwarts. At 11am on the dot, the train leaves the station and whisks those students to school.

Hundreds of fans went to King's Cross to celebrate the anniversary.

Continuing the spellbinding debut of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series in DeVos Performance Hall, audiences will experience the next two chapters with the Grand Rapids Symphony performing music to the films from one of the most beloved franchises in history. Let us know about your magical discoveries and raise your wands to Hogwarts, Pottermore and of course the mastermind behind it all, J.K. Rowling!

The author tweeted her followers this morning, marking little Albus's special day!

Pottermore also launched a new feature on its website that will allow users to thoroughly explore Hogwarts through 100 different "hotspots" located around the castle and its grounds.

The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child discussed the particular significance of September 1 for them, for it encapsulated both a beginning and an end in Harry's story.

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