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Now Hear This 2016

Now Hear This is a fun-packed, fast-paced introduction to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra for schoolchildren aged 8 to 12, with the chance to join the world-famous Hallé in making a sensational sound.

Stars and Stripes Forever
Thursday 30 June 2016, 2pm
All tickets: £3

Now Hear This 2016

Your guides to the music are conductor Jamie Phillips and presenter Tom Redmond. This year's concert features colourful and spectacular pieces that capture the wide-open spaces of America and the hustle and bustle of its cities.

As with all our Now Hear This concerts, young musicians have the opportunity to come and play with the Hallé, from those just beginning to learn a musical instrument to more advanced players.

Steve Pickett has arranged Carlos Jobim's One Note Samba for primary schools to perform with the Hallé, and also Leonard Bernstein's Mambo from West Side Story, one of the BBC's Ten Pieces. These include individual parts for players with different levels of experience. Besides the beginners' parts ('First Access' Group A) there are parts for players performing at Grades 1 - 4 standard (Group B elementary and Group B advanced) and for those at Grade 5 and above (Group C). Steve has also arranged two songs - Ai Caramba Samba and In New York City's Streets - for everyone to sing with the Hallé in the concert.

Download the learning resources
To assist with rehearsal in the classroom, the scores, parts and MP3 sound files for In New York City's Streets, One Note Samba and Mambocan be downloaded from the Now Hear This Dropbox by clicking here . Ai Caramba Samba can be downloaded free from - follow the instructions in the Ai Caramba Samba folder in the Dropbox.

Download a full Teachers' Information Pack and booking form
pdf icon Now Hear This 2016 Information Pack [474kb]