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Our schools concerts are designed to inspire and engage pupils and teachers with the music of today

We regularly provide resource packs to accompany our concerts, helping with preparation prior to the concert, and support further exploration in the classroom.

All of our concerts for schools will be advertised here – check back regularly to see what’s coming up.

Primary schools concerts

Recent past events:

Music in Motion
Concert for Primary Schools
10.30am & 1pm, Monday 23 January 2017
St John's Smith Square

Focused on how composers like Michael Nyman and Anna Meredith make music inspired by their travels – whether an epic train journey across the French landscape, or just their daily commute.

This concert was led by James Redwood and performed by the London Sinfonietta. It provided a unique opportunity to experience these exciting works live, and learn more about how composers make music. The concert was interactive and engaged students in  the different compositional techniques used. 

The London Sinfonietta inspired us " Sajhani, pupil at The Winns Primary School
The concert linked well with the national curriculum objectives for KS2 " Madeline Butt, St Andrew’s CE Primary School

Secondary School Concerts

In January 2017 we performed in-school concerts in secondary schools across the London boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest.

The concerts focused on contemporary music, composition techniques and how this connects to the music of today, using pieces by Arvo Pärt, John Cage and Ligeti performed by players from the London Sinfonietta. 

Alongside the concerts, we also delivered workshops in schools, exploring concepts such as serialism and minimalism in more depth. We devised these workshops to compliment the aims of the National Curriculum objectives for Key Stages 3 & 4.

The response to the concert was overwhelmingly positive…crucially pupils were exposed to high quality music making and supported to create unique musical pieces " Rachael Adediran, Head of Music, Skinners Academy
For the vast majority of our students it was their first experience of a concert from professional musicians and was inspiring in many different ways " Michael Broad, Willowfield Humanities College

Primary School 50th Anniversary Concert

As part of the London Sinfonietta’s 50th Anniversary Concert in 2018 there will be a large scale participatory concert in the Royal Festival Hall. This concert will celebrate the music of today, as well as recognising the London Sinfonietta’s legacy of pioneering education work in the UK. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Tickets for Secondary Schools

London Sinfonietta is committed to providing and improving young people’s access to new music. We regularly offer discounted tickets to our main season of concerts for secondary school groups interested in experiencing contemporary music in a live setting. Please get in touch (contact details below) to find out about upcoming opportunities for your school.

Our schools concerts are generously supported by The Nugee Foundation.


For more information on our work with schools please email: