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Now Hear This 2019 - Fly Me To The Moon

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Conductor Jonathon Heyward
Presenter Tom Redmond

Featuring music from:

Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra – sunrise
Bart Howard Fly me to the Moon
Gustav Holst Jupiter from The Planets
Antonin Dvořák Rusalka ‘Song to the Moon’
John Williams Star Wars: Duel of the Fates
Steve Pickett Three Alien Dances from the Planet Zog
John Williams Superman

With the chance to perform with the Hallé in:

Johann Strauss II Blue Danube Waltz (Come and Play)
Tito Puente/Pickett Ran Kan Kan (Come and Play)
Stanley and Green One Step on the Moon (Come and Sing)
Pickett/Bennison Galactic Groove (Come and Sing)


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 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing – alien dances and galactic grooves in an hour of space age music to light up the Royal Concert Hall.

The Hallé’s Education Director, Steve Pickett, has arranged Tito Puente’s mambo hit Ran Kan Kan for schools to perform with the Hallé, as well as Johann Strauss’s soaring Blue Danube waltz. 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 – Mary Green and Julie Stanley’s One Step on the Moon and a new song, Galactic Groove – 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 at

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