Every year, to accompany the schools’ concerts, Hallé Connect organises a creative arts project for four selected primary schools across Greater Manchester.

A Year 5/6 class from each of the schools works with two Hallé musicians to devise its own creative music piece, using one of the works included in the concert programme as a stimulus. As well as the music project, each school also works with student dancers from the Northern Ballet School who choreograph the stimulus piece fused with another piece chosen by the students. The project concludes with pupils performing their work to family and friends at Hallé St Peter’s.