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The Drivetime Concert 2018

Classical Music
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Films, TV, radio, adverts, even video games – classical music is everywhere, but there’s no better way to experience its power than a live concert with an 80-piece orchestra giving it everything. If you’ve not heard a live orchestra before then the Drivetime Concert is the perfect place to start. It’s an hour of fantastic music played by the Hallé Orchestra, with classic pieces from some of the world’s greatest composers.

There’s a friendly, fun atmosphere and the pieces are introduced from the stage by our presenter, Tom Redmond, so it’s ideal for families too. The concert starts at 6pm so you’ll miss the rush hour and there’s plenty of time afterwards to grab a meal in town or get the kids to bed.

This year’s concert is all about dance, from waltzing Tchaikovsky and Beethoven’s dancing Seventh Symphony finale, to Marquez’s slinky Danzon No. 2 and Copland’s Yee-hah-ing Hoedown.

Tchaikovsky  Prelude to Swan Lake
Copland  Rodeo: Hoedown
Saint-Saëns  Danse Macabre
Tchaikovsky  Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Dvořák  Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 No. 2
Beethoven  Symphony No. 7 (finale)
Marquez  Danzon No. 2


With the chance to join the Hallé performing one of the all-time greats of choral music

Borodin  Polovtsian Dances

Conductor           Jonathon Heyward
Presenter            Tom Redmond


£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

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Under 16s

Family ticket
£20 (up to 2 adults and 2 children – additional children £3 each)

Drivetime Choir Members
£5 (to book, please visit the ‘Join the Drivetime Choir’ page