Thursday 25th June 2020
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
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Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Marquez - Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Bernstein - Mambo from West Side Story
Trad (arr. Rutter) - When the Saints go Marching in
Piazzola (arr. Berauer) - Libertango
Villa-Lobos - The Little Train of the Caipara
Parry - I Was Glad
Steve Pickett - Latin-American Dance Suite
John Williams - ‘Flying’ from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Dvořák - Final movement from Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’
Ruth Rosales, presenter
Great orchestral music is everywhere, in films, TV shows and even video games, but there’s no better way to hear it than in a live concert. Our Drivetime Concert is an hour of fantastic music played by the amazing musicians of the Hallé and it’s the perfect place to hear an orchestral performance for the first time.
The concert style is informal and fun, and our presenter, Ruth Rosales, will introduce the pieces from the stage by so it’s ideal for families too. The concert starts at 6pm so you’ll escape the rush hour and there’s plenty of time afterwards to grab a meal in town or get the kids to bed.
This year’s concert features the music of the Americas, from the gritty sounds of New York’s streets in Bernstein’s West Side Story to the screen magic of John Williams’ score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This programme is full of dancing tunes so you can also look forward to a bit of twisting and shimmying with some lively audience participation.
Want to take part in the concert?
The Drivetime Concert is unique in offering you the chance to be part of the show by joining our amazing Drivetime Choir. It’s not every day you get the chance to sing in a spectacular Concert Hall backed by an eighty-piece orchestra, but that’s what you’ll be doing when you join the choir who will perform two pieces in the concert. Choir members also get to watch the whole performance from excellent seats in the Stalls. The Drivetime Choir is open to all, from beginners to seasoned singers.
This year the Drivetime Choir will perform Hubert Parry’s wonderful chorus, I Was Glad and John Rutter’s arrangement of the foot-stomping When the Saints. With over 600 singers of all ages and experience performing, it’ll be a truly breath-taking sound and an unforgettable experience for everyone taking part.