Seven heads for the sun

Our latest collaboration with world renowned  orchestra – the Hallé – which is being staged next month and has a vibrant weather theme.  ‘Hallé in the Sun’ combines music and fragrance to create a multi-sensory performance for school children aged 7 to 11 years.

Formulated to enhance specific pieces of music, our perfumers have carefully created a number of highly evocative scents which are presented on scratch and sniff cards; each fragrance is released by the audience as the musical programme evolves:

  • A heady mix of salt, brine and seaweed accompanies Britten’s tempestuous ‘Storm’
  • Orange blossom drifting on warm Spanish sunshine intermingles with ‘Carmen’s Suite’ by Bizet
  • Cool, crisp, pine trees are the backdrop for a sleigh ride through the forest during ‘Nightride and Sunrise’ by Sibelius
  • A magical carpet of bluebells and woodland foliage unfolds in Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird.’

Featuring a mix of scores from classical Stravinsky to contemporary film soundtracks, the full programme has been selected to support the overall theme and is played by a live orchestra. It also includes two pieces from the BBC Ten Pieces project which the Hallé is supporting as a Ten Pieces Champion

A special feature of this year’s Hallé for Youth concerts is the debut of a new song co-written by Steve Pickett, the Hallés education director, and local poet Terry Caffrey entitled ‘Your Turn to Shine.’ 

Click here to find out more about Hallé for Youth or contact Seven to discuss our creative ideas

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