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Concerts for Primary Schools

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 2020:

Thursday 12 March 2020, Royal Festival Hall

Primary schools concert focusing on new music open to all.

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.

Suitable for KS2.

About the project

To date, we have worked with primary school children across Haringey and Enfield on a large scale creative composition project called Sound Out. 

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. 

Find out more

For more information on our work with schools, and to find out how your school can get involved please email Lindsay Wilson at lindsay.wilson@londonsinfonietta.org.uk