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Now Hear This Useful Links

As preparation for your visit to the Royal Concert Hall, you might find it useful to visit the following websites, which offer fun ways to get to know the instruments of the orchestra, musical games, quizzes and much more.

If you take a good look around one or two of these sites you'll be well prepared for when you see the orchestra in the flesh on 25 June!

Ten Pieces
www.bbc.co.uk/tenpieces
Start here! There's a wealth of fun ways to find out more about classical music, with loads of films and interactive content, and suggestions for cross-curricular activities inspired by the music. As we're including Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Holst's Mars: the Bringer of War in this year's concert, do take a look at the resources for these pieces especially.

A Guide to Interactive Music Sites
www.plattscsd.org/oak/smartboard/music.htm
This is another useful place to start and lists several musical education sites to explore.

Guess the Instrument Game - does exactly what it says on the tin!www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/activitiesgames/games/guess_instrument.swf

The Hallé
www.halle.co.uk
Find out about the wonderful Hallé Orchestra, the performers of Now Hear This.

The Philharmonia Orchestra's introduction to the instruments of the orchestra - a bit more advanced but you can dip into it to see musicians from the orchestra demonstrating their instruments.
www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange/the_orchestra/instruments/

BBC Orchestras' Learning site - nicely organised with plenty of videos:
www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/learn/guidetotheorchestra/