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Our annual concert for schools

Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London


An interactive, whistle-stop tour of new music and composition! 

In our annual concert for schools, presenter Patrick Bailey, London Sinfonietta musicians and our Sound Out Young Ensemble explore how to compose and create new music. Listen to pieces by living composers, join in with the performance and hear new work by young people who have taken part in our Sound Out and Composition Challenge programmes. 

The concert will begin at 11am and will last approximately 45 minutes. It is ideal for pupils in Key Stage 2, but all are welcome. If you have specific questions about your group, please contact

Patrick Bailey conductor and presenter 
Daniel Shao  flute
Tim Lines  clarinet
Philippa Mo  violin
Tamaki Sugimoto  cello
Yshani Perinpanayagam  piano
David Hockings  percussion
Sound Out Young Ensemble  instrumentalists from Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest Music Services  

This event is produced by the London Sinfonietta.
The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by Arts Council England and the John Ellerman Foundation. 
Sound Out 2024 is kindly supported by the Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust, 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust and the Thistle Trust. 
Composition Challenges is kindly supported by the Foyle Foundation. 
Patrick Bailey onstage

Limited seating remains for Sound Out 2024.

Please email if you would like to enquire about tickets.

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Get Involved! 

Want to be in with a chance of having your pieces performed? We are commissioning you to write new music for us, using our Composition Challenge resources. Find out more and sign up on our Composition Challenges page.

Our Sound Out Concert Programme will be available two weeks before the event, including some fun activities to prepare you and your pupils for you visit to the Royal Festival Hall.  

‘The music is SO contemporary - literally fresh off the page. It is really exciting for students to see the process of coming up with ideas to watching the final piece of music being performed on stage and just not anything you could replicate anywhere else!’ Teacher, Sound Out Schools Concert, 2023  
Students playing instruments

Sound Out 2024 Programme! 

Be ready for all the fun, explore the programme, meet the composers and have a go at your own compositions with the Sound Out 2024 Programme.

Sound Out 2024 Programme
Royal Festival Hall

Can’t make the concert? 

The concert will be recorded and available online at the start of the summer term. Sign up to watch the film using this form.

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‘I find the live concert inspiring - my teaching is always refreshed after attending' Teacher, Sound Out Schools Concert, 2023 


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  • Venue: (view map)

    Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

    Box Office No:
    0207 960 4200