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Now Hear This

Strictly Hallé
Thursday 28 June 2018, 1.30pm
All tickets: £3

Now Hear This is a fun-packed, fast-paced introduction to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra for schoolchildren aged 8 to 11, with the chance to join the world famous Hallé in making a sensational sound.

Your guides to the music are conductor Jonathon Heyward and presenter Tom Redmond. This year’s concert is all about dance – whirling from waltzes to mambos in an hour of glittering music to light up the Royal Concert Hall.

The Hallé’s Education Director, Steve Pickett, has arranged Perez Prado’s jumping and jiving Mambo No. 5 for schools to perform with the Hallé, as well as a set of lively British Folk Dances. Apart from supporting progression routes for young musicians these Come and Play pieces offer an amazing and inspiring experience that they will never forget.

Steve has arranged two songs – Mark and Helen Johnson’s Ai Caramba Samba and a new song, Charleston Champions – for everyone to sing with the Hallé in the concert. To assist with rehearsal in the classroom, the scores, parts and MP3 sound files for the participatory pieces can be downloaded from the Nottinghamshire Music Hub website here.

Now Hear This also offers fantastic opportunities to make music come alive before and after the concert. We offer the unique opportunity to Meet the Musician, when a Hallé player visits your school, as well as support materials for students taking the Discover and Explore Arts Awards.

The performance is open to all primary schools from across the city and county. To book, fill in the booking form in our downloadable teacher’s pack and either email it to or post it to:

George Matthews
Music Co-ordinator
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square

To download a full Teachers’ Information Pack and booking form, click here