The London Sinfonietta is committed to providing opportunities for young people to experience the power of new music, played by world class musicians. We provide a range of opportunities for secondary school pupils to learn about, and be inspired by contemporary classical music, from free tickets to see the London Sinfonietta live, to specially devised in-school concerts.
Bookings are now open.
Across our 2018/19 season, we’ve selected concerts from our main season which secondary school groups can attend for free. Where possible, concerts will be supported by educational sessions on the day to improve the learning experience, such as Q&As and backstage visits with our musicians, conductors or guest artists.
Free Concert Club tickets are available for the following concerts:
Thursday 1 November 2018, 7:30pm
Neuwirth: Armistice - Maudite Soit La Guerre a film music war requiem. Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Sunday 11 November 2018, 12:00pm
Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Royal Festival Hall
Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7:30pm
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians Royal Festival Hall
Please note: ticket allocations are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Secondary School Concerts
We regularly programme concerts for secondary school students. In 2017 & 2018 we performed in-school concerts across the London boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest, focussing on contemporary music and composition techniques, featuring music by Arvo Pärt, John Cage and Michael Nyman. We also delivered workshops alongside the concerts, exploring concepts such as serialism and minimalism in more depth. These were devised 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
For more information on our work with schools, and to find out how your school can get involved please email Lindsay Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org