Set Works Concert


Featuring set works for GCSE and A-level

Friday 24 January 2020, 1:45pm – 3:00pm
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester


Tickets are £5 each
You can book tickets:

  • By emailing:
  • By telephoning The Bridgewater Hall Box Office on: 0161 907 9010


  • Gabrieli Sonata XIII for brass ensemble
  • J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A minor – I. & III.
  • Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – III. Menuetto: Allegretto
  • Haydn Symphony No.101 in D, ‘The Clock’: II. Andante
  • Beethoven Egmont: Overture
  • Wagner Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Stravinsky The Rite of Spring: Part 1 (excerpt)
  • Piazzolla Libertango
  • John Williams Star Wars Episode IV ‘A New Hope’: Main Titles/Rebel Blockade Runner

The Hallé’s dedicated set works concert, ‘The Orchestra Through The Ages’, has been created in collaboration with teachers and music educators across the country to provide a unique resource for pupils studying GCSE and A-level music. The concerts take pupils from Year 9 through to sixth form on a guided tour of music from the Baroque era through to film scores from Hollywood blockbusters, and feature a number of orchestral pieces from the AQA, OCR, WJEC and Edexcel syllabi.

Pupils will be given a brief history and live musical analysis of these pieces as well as tracing the evolution of the symphony orchestra, all accompanied by the world-class Hallé. The concert also features soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music and the whole event is captured on live camera feeds which allow the audience to have a close-up view of the orchestra throughout the performance.

‘The Orchestra Through The Ages’ concert is a collaboration with The Bridgewater Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music. The technical expertise is provided by students from UTC@MediaCityUK.

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Photographs and videos will be taken at this concert and may include occasional shots of the audience broadcast live on a big screen in the auditorium. 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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