Drivetime Concert

Friday 17 June 6:00pm Classical Music
Tickets £9.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: 1 Hour

Important Information

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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The Hallé
Conductor          Delyana Lazarova
Presenter            Ruth Rosales

Great orchestral music is everywhere, in films, TV shows and even video games, but there’s no better way to hear it than in a live concert. Our Drivetime Concert is an hour of fantastic music played by the amazing musicians of the Hallé and it’s the perfect place to hear an orchestral performance for the first time.

The concert is informal and fun, and our presenter, Ruth Rosales, will introduce the pieces from the stage. The concert starts at 6pm so you’ll be able to escape the rush hour and still have plenty of time afterwards to grab a meal in town or get home to put the kids to bed!

This year’s concert features the music of the Americas, from the gritty sounds of New York’s streets in Bernstein’s West Side Story to the screen magic of John Williams’ score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This programme is full of dancing tunes so you can also look forward to a bit of twisting and shimmying with some lively audience participation. See below for the full programme line-up.


The Drivetime Choir

You can be a part of the show by joining our famous Drivetime Choir and singing Hubert Parry’s wonderful chorus, I Was Glad and John Rutter’s arrangement of the foot-stomping When the Saints.

To join, head over to our Drivetime Choir web page, fill in the sign-up form and book your concert ticket – which you’ll get at the reduced choir member rate of £7.50

Copland                             Fanfare for the Common Man
Marquez                            Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Parry                                   I Was Glad
Bernstein                          Mambo from West Side Story
Barber                                Adagio for Strings
Piazzola                              Libertango
Anderson                          The Typewriter
Trad (arr. Rutter)            When the Saints go Marching in
Villa Lobos                        The Little Train of the Caipara
John Williams                   ‘Flying’ from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


Under 16s
Tickets £5

Family and Friends
£25 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £3 for each additional child)