24 Jun 2016

Live music direct to your classroom! 23 June & 1 July

The Hallé Orchestra - Credit Russell Hart

Join the Hallé Orchestra and A4 Brass Quartet for two unique performances, broadcast live on the internet especially for schools.

We are very excited to be working with Cumbria and Durham & Darlington Music Education Hubs to present two extra special performances for children and young people.

Thursday 23rd June
The Hallé Orchestra live from the Dolphin Centre, Darlington
1.30 - 2.40 pm

The Hallé Orchestra, one of the world’s most famous symphony orchestras, will be joined by 650 young instrumentalists from Darlington primary schools, who have been working with musicians from the Hallé and will perform alongside them during the performance.  The concert will feature a diverse repertoire including music by Bernstein, Barber, Quincy Jones and the Star Wars theme. It is the culmination of a three-year partnership between Durham Music Service (Durham & Darlington Music Hub) and The Hallé, co-produced with Orchestras Live.

Friday 1st July
A4 Brass Quartet live From Dallam School, Milnthorpe
2.00 - 2.45 pm

In the final Connect: Resound concert of the 2016 summer series, we present the A4 Brass Quartet in partnership with Cumbria Music Hub and Lake District Summer Music.

A4 Brass Quartet are one of the UK’s leading young chamber ensembles. Based at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, A4 is comprised of principal players from some of the UK’s leading brass bands, including the world famous Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Colliery, Wingates and Hammonds Saltaire bands.

A4 has a unique ensemble sound, featuring instruments found solely within the British style brass band. The unique combination of cornet, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium provides a mellow blend of sound, combining technical capability & musical versatility to impressive effect!

It can be hard for schools to find the time, resource and opportunity to enable their pupils to experience live music in performance.  For those in rural areas, creating opportunities for young people to experience extraordinary musical experiences can be even more difficult.  The Connect: Resound series of online music performances seeks to overcome these challenges and we hope that as many schools as possible will be able to offer their pupils the chance to join in and enjoy these very special concerts, broadcast live into their classrooms!

To tune in, simply visit http://www.live.ucanplay.org.uk

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