Artsbox: a new free digital portfolio space for Arts AwardFebruary 14, 2014
Opportunity For A Creative Arts ExperienceFebruary 19, 2014
KEEP THE HALLÉ FIRE BURNING
Conducted by Jamie Phillips
Presented by Tom Redmond
18, 19, 20 and 21 March 2014 at 10:45am
Programme to include:
- STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony: Extract
- RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin: II. Forlane
- PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’: III. Gavotte
- HOLST The Planets: Mars
- BUTTERWORTH Rhapsody, A Shropshire Lad: Extract
- NIELSEN Symphony No 4, ‘Inextinguishable’: Finale
Special features of this year’s Hallé for Youth concerts include:
- An opportunity to explore orchestral music related to World War I.
- An introduction to instruments of the orchestra as demonstrated by the Hallé.
- An opportunity to join in with a brand new medley of war songs written especially for these concerts by Steve Pickett, the Hallé’s Education Director. A copy of the medley may be downloaded from the Hallé’s website once you have booked and paid for your tickets.
Hallé for Youth is the name given to the annual series of schools’ concerts performed by the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall. Across the four concerts in the series, which usually take place in the spring term, the Orchestra plays to many thousands of young people from all over the north west.
The focus of the concerts is on providing a live music experience for young people who, in most cases, have never heard a symphony orchestra before. Another key feature of Hallé for Youth is the opportunity to visit The Bridgewater Hall, one of the country’s finest concert halls.
Every year, to accompany the schools’ concerts, Hallé Education organises a creative arts project for four selected primary schools across Greater Manchester. The content of the project is based on the theme and programme of the concerts. A Year 5/6 class from each of the schools works with two Hallé musicians to devise its own creative music piece, using one of the works included in the concert programme as a stimulus.