Key Stage Concerts

Our Key Stage Concerts for schools are designed especially for Key Stages 1 and 2 and Secondary School audiences, and take place each term at the Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS

Booking for our Autumn concerts will open shortly and details of the dates are below.

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Autumn Term Schools Concerts

Key Stage 1 Concert

Thursday 3 November & Friday 4 November 2022, 11am & 12.10pm
Animateur: Rachel Leach

Teacher INSET day: Wednesday 14 September (ca. 9.30 - 13.00), LSO St Luke's


Key Stage 2 Concert - Alice Through the Looking Glass

Monday 21 November 2022, 10.40am & 12pm
Animateur: Paul Rissmann

Teacher INSET day: Monday 12 September (ca. 9.30 - 13.00), LSO St Luke's


INSET Days

For the KS1 and KS2 concerts we hold INSET days for those teachers attending those concerts. These are an opportunity for teachers to be introduced to specially written classroom projects linked to the concerts and have the chance to get to know any participation songs, learning the best techniques of teaching these to their class. Teachers will receive a Project Pack, outlining these classroom activities and any additional resources to help prepare their students for the concert. This is included in the price of the ticket.


Digital resources

Please click here to read about all our current online resources for teachers and parents alike.


Future concert dates

We will update this page with any forthcoming concert dates. Please ensure you join our mailing list by filling in the subscription box to the right of this text to be contacted via e-mail when booking opens per term.

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Past concerts 

Spark Catchers - the often secret story of women composers
Wednesday 4 May & Thursday 5 May 2022
Animateur: Rachel Leach

A grant from the ABO Trust’s Sirens programme (supporting the promotion of music by historical women composers) made this performance possible. This concert is also generously supported by The Ambache Charitable Trust, raising the profile of music by women.

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Piece of the Puzzle
Monday 9 May 2022
Conducted and presented by Tim Redmond and Olivia Boen


Arts Award 

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to the age of 25 grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. 

Key Stage 2 Concerts

Arts Award Explore is for young people aged 7–25 years, and is an Entry Level 3 Qualification which takes around 25 hours to complete. LSO Discovery’s schools concerts for Key Stage Two can be used towards the following elements of Arts Award Explore:

  • INSPIRE – see a live orchestra and sing along in the participation song
  • EXPLORE – research the orchestra on LSO Play or delve into the history of the London Symphony Orchestra
  • CREATE – compose your own class piece using our free project pack and teacher INSET session, which are included as part of your concert booking

To find out more about Arts Award click here.

School group at a Key Stage concert

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