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Concerts for Secondary Schools

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. 

Concert Club

Bookings for Concert Club are now closed, please check back again in September when we will release bookings for the 19/20 season.

Across our seasons, we select concerts from 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, including Q&As and backstage visits with our musicians, conductors or guest artists.

This year, Concert Club bookings were available for the following concerts:

Neuwirth: Armistice - Maudite Soit La Guerre, Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Royal Festival Hall

Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, Royal Festival Hall

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

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.

As part of our innovative Sound Out project in 2018/19 we will be working with secondary schools pupils at GCSE and A-level. Find out more here.

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

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