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 www.inspireculture.org.uk/nowhearthis2019
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.