Set Works Concert


THE ORCHESTRA THROUGH THE AGES

Featuring set works for GCSE and A-level Music
LIVE AT The Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 13:45
And ONLINE FROM 1 November – 30 November 2021


ABOUT THE CONCERT

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.

Conducted by Delyana Lazarova
Presented by Tom Redmond
With soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music

‘The Orchestra Through the Ages’ takes pupils on a guided tour of music from the Renaissance to the twenty first century. Featuring a number of orchestral pieces from the AQA, OCR, WJEC and Edexcel syllabi for GCSE and A-level music, the concert demonstrates the development of the symphony orchestra with a brief history and musical analysis of some key pieces.


PROGRAMME

Chapter 1: The Founding Fathers
Giovanni Gabrieli – Sonata no. XIII
Johann Sebastian Bach – VII ‘Badinerie’ from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 104 in D, ‘London’ – First movement

Chapter 2: The Prodigies
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A – III Finale
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A, ‘Italian’ – First movement

Chapter 3: Romantics and Nationalism
Amy Beach – Gaelic Symphony in E minor – First Movement
Sibelius – ‘Lemminkäinen Suite’, Lemminkäinen’s Return

Chapter 4: 20th Century and beyond
Zoltan Kodaly – Hary Janos: Battle and Defeat of Napoleon and Intermezzo,
Terry Riley – In C
Hans Zimmer – Pirates of the Caribbean

Live Concert features:

  • The development of the orchestra from the Renaissance to the present day
  • Concert repertoire taken from the GCSE, AS and A’Level music syllabuses of the AQA. OCR, Edexcel and Eduqas/WJEC exam boards
  • Analysis of some of the key works

Additional features with the online concert include:

  • Insights into the role of the conductor and the musical journeys of the three RNCM student soloists
  • Enjoy as a complete concert, or in bite-sized ‘chapters’ to enable learning in separate lessons
  • May be watched as many times as you like between 1st and 30th November 2021 and may be shared by the teacher with any student within the purchasing school
  • Opportunity for a variety of year groups to watch and engage, as well as pupils who play in various school ensembles

BOOKING

LIVE CONCERT

To book tickets for the LIVE CONCERT (£5.00 each, or £7.50 to include link to the additional online concert) please contact The Bridgewater Hall Box Office on 0161 907 9010 or email: claire.hanson@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

ONLINE CONCERT

The ONLINE CONCERT will be available to watch between 1 – 30 November 2021
Cost per school £120 inc VAT (£90 ex)
Greater Manchester Schools £90 inc VAT (£75 ex)

Purchase ticket – Set Works Online Concert Autumn 2021


This concert is presented in collaboration with The Bridgewater Hall.

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