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Now Hear This 2014

Now Hear This is a lively introduction to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra for school children aged 8 to 12, with the chance to join the Hallé in making a truly sensational sound.

Thursday 19 June 2014, 2pm
All tickets: £3

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Your guides to the music, and all the instruments of the orchestra, are conductor Jamie Phillips and presenter Tom Redmond. This year's theme is 'Sporting Spectacular' with the music inspired by the two big sporting events this year - the Football World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

Click here to see the full programme.

As with all Now Hear This concerts, young musicians have the chance to come and play with the Hallé, from those at the beginning of the learning process, including Wider Opportunities students, to more advanced players.

Ran Kan Kan has been written for this concert by Hallé Education Director Steve Pickett and includes separate parts for players with different levels of experience. Besides the beginners' parts (Group A) there are parts for players performing at Grade 2 - 4 standard (Group B) and for those at Grade 5 and above (Group C).

The young musicians will also have the opportunity to join in with Steve Pickett's Dolly Mixtures. And everyone in the audience will be creating the sounds of Brazil in a huge Samba performance led by the Hallé's percussion players.

Steve has also arranged two songs - Believe by Lin Marsh and Chase Down the Sun by Terry Caffrey - 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 these, Ran Kan Kan and Dolly Mixtures can be downloaded from this website.

To download scores, parts and sound files for all of the participatory pieces in Now Hear This 2014, click here

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