Secondary School Events
Barbican Key Stage Concerts
Watch this space for details of forthcoming concerts aimed at secondary Key Stages.
Guided Concert Nights
The LSO's Guided Concert Nights offer the chance to learn the stories behind the notes and attend an evening LSO performance. This informal pre-concert workshop for secondary school groups, presented by LSO Animateur Rachel Leach, will give you an introduction to the repertoire you will be hearing in the concert. You will also meet an LSO player, who will play excerpts from the music and talk to you about life in the orchestra.
Workshops take place 6–7pm and the LSO Concerts begin at 7.30pm. Tickets to the evening concert are included in the workshop cost.
Guided Concert Night dates for 2013/14 will appear here shortly.
The 2012 A-level Seminar took place in November. Four videos of this seminar are now available on the LSO's YouTube channel.
In the first film, Rachel Leach and LSO players explore Poulenc's Sontata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone – one of the Edexcel set works for both AS and A2 exams in 2013.
The next three films provide an overview of musical styles, split into the major periods of Western classical music. These are designed to help support A-level Listening and Analysis papers.
Most previous A-level Seminars are still available for students to watch online. Click here to watch the 2011 A-level seminar (Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34) or click the link below for earlier videos.
The A-level Seminar will not be taking place in the academic year 2013/14, but please visit the relevant LSO website pages for useful online resources from past seminars.
LSO Discovery A-Level Seminars are supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation.