The London Sinfonietta is committed to providing opportunities for young people to experience the power of new music. We help secondary school pupils to learn about, and be inspired by contemporary classical music, by offering discounted tickets to see the London Sinfonietta live in concert and hearing the ensemble perform in specially devised concerts in schools.
The London Sinfonietta’s Concert Club for secondary school groups makes tickets for several concerts across the season available at free or heavily discounted prices. Resources will also be made available to teachers in advance of the concert and whenever possible we will curate educational opportunities for students to deepen their understanding and enjoyment via question and answer sessions with players, conductors or composers; backstage tours; or expert talks on key pieces of repertoire.
Bookings for Concert Club will open in September for the 2019/20 season.
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.
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For more information on our work with schools, and to find out how your school can get involved please email Christine Andrews.
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