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We provide a range of opportunities for primary school children to learn about and be inspired by new music, through performances, workshops and creative projects. Our schools work focuses on empowering young people to compose and make music themselves.


Sound Out Concert – Booking now open
Monday 25 March 2019 at 11.15am and 1.15pm (concert lasts approx. 1hr)
Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

Primary schools concert focusing on new music - open to all.

Tickets are now on sale for our Sound Out concert. Explore some of the most iconic contemporary classical music and inspire your pupils to listen, perform and compose. Sound Out will show students the basics of how composers write music and where a musical idea starts. Our presenter will guide audience members through the building blocks of music in this participatory concert, via a varied programme of short contemporary pieces.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of a brand new piece composed by young people from Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest, played by a combined orchestra of London Sinfonietta players and young musicians from the three boroughs.

Suitable for KS2.

Tickets £5, teachers go free.

To book, please download a booking form here or contact Christine Andrews at  / +44 (0)20 7239 9340


In the 2017/18 season we worked with primary school children across Haringey and Enfield on a large scale creative composition project called Sound Out. Learn more about how we are developing Sound Out in the 2018/19 season here.

Sound Out: 50th Anniversary Primary Schools Concert

This concert celebrated the London Sinfonietta’s legacy of pioneering education work and championing of new music with a large scale concert for primary school pupils at the Royal Festival Hall on 19 March 2018. Led by Fraser Trainer and conducted by Patrick Bailey, the concert unpacked composition and music-making, inspiring school children to learn about the building blocks of writing music, and to give it a go themselves.

Outside London

We are committed to working with young people across the UK. We have facilitated workshops in primary schools in Huddersfield as part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, exploring composition through music maps – an expressive, interpretive way of notating music.

In June 2018 we performed two interactive concerts and participatory workshops for primary schools in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, providing musical education and inspiration for over 200 children, many of whom had never heard professional live music before. 


For more information on our work with schools, and to find out how your school can get involved please email Lindsay Wilson at