Key Stage 1 Concerts

The Hallé’s interactive concerts for Key Stage 1 are filled with music, fun and audience participation. These 50 minute concerts have been especially created for younger audiences and offer the opportunity to experience an orchestra perform live in one of the UK’s finest concert halls. Concerts are open to school groups and are particularly suitable for ages 5-7, though all are welcome!

The concert programme blends music from the standard orchestral repertoire with specially composed music based on stories and children’s songs. During the concert pupils will be introduced to the different instruments of the orchestra and how they all work together to create a palette of different sounds, letting their imaginations soar as the orchestra creates different moods and landscapes. The concerts also feature animation and visual effects broadcast onto a large screen above the orchestra.

The 2020 Key Stage 1 concerts will feature music written by Hallé Education Director, Steve Pickett, inspired by Tony Mitton’s popular children’s book ‘Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee’, used by kind permission. Tickets for school concerts start from £4 per person. Stay tuned for further details and booking information.

Upcoming concerts at The Bridgewater Hall:

  • Tuesday 30 June 2020, 11am
  • Thursday 02 July 2020, 11am

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Photographs and videos may be taken at this concert. Some of this material may be used for promotional purposes and the Hallé asks all schools to seek the relevant consent and permissions.

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