The London Sinfonietta is committed to providing opportunities for young people to experience the power of new music. We support school students to learn about, and be inspired by contemporary classical music by offering free and discounted tickets to experience the London Sinfonietta live in concert and hearing the ensemble perform in specially devised concerts in schools.
Sound Out Schools Concert
Our annual Sound Out Schools Concert provides an interactive, whistlestop tour of new music and composition and features performances of selected Composition Challenge pieces created by young people from across the UK. Join us live at the Southbank Centre or enjoy the experience live-streamed directly into your classroom!
For the first time in 2021 our annual Sound Out Schools Concert was live streamed from the Royal Festival Hall, London and Turner Sims, Southampton to over 150 Primary Schools across the country reaching over 12,000 young people.
Find out about our 2022 live and live-streamed concert here!
The Sound Out Schools Concert opened up contemporary music in a way that is exciting and accessible to everyone.
The London Sinfonietta’s Concert Club offers free tickets to secondary school groups to attend concerts across the season. Specially created pre-concert events will support students to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of the music and provide opportunities to learn more about the music industry, meet members of the London Sinfonietta, conductors, composers and backstage staff.
For more information and to book tickets to these events please contact Lily Caunt.
In collaboration with the music services in our partner boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest, we programme an annual series of presented concerts which take place in school halls and are tailored specifically for secondary students. Typically, these concerts will feature a small ensemble and focus on specific aspects contemporary music and composition techniques, with music by key figures of the late twentieth and twenty-first century being performed. Concerts are devised to compliment the aims of the National Curriculum objectives for Key Stage 3 and are usually delivered to full year groups.
For more information on our work with schools, and to find out how your school can get involved please email Lily Caunt.
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