Secondary School Events

Concerts, Seminars and Workshops aimed at Secondary Key Stages

LSO Discovery run a number of events for secondary schools across the year, including A-Level Seminars and full orchestral concerts designed for Years 7 to 9.

Often complementing the Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level curriculum, our secondary school activity gives students the opportunity to hear live performances of classical music and discover more about the stories behind the notes. 

2018/19 events

Key Stage 3 Concert 

Revolutionary Beethoven Symphonies
Thursday 8 November 2018, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Barbican Concert Hall

Rachel Leach presenter

Selected movements from Beethoven's fifth, sixth and seventh symphonies.

Giving students in Years 7 - 9 the opportunity to experience a live performance from world class classical musicians and hear more about the force behind the notes.

Supporting classroom resources will be available in advance of the concert. Although the resources and presentation are aimed at Key Stage 3 level, students studying music at GCSE or A-Level are also welcome.

Tickets: £4 (incl. VAT) per person

To book tickets click HERE.

For further information, please contact Elisabeth Munns on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A-Level Music Seminar

Monday 12 November 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
LSO St Luke's

This year’s LSO Discovery A-Level Music Seminar will cover set works and suggested listening from the Edexcel A-Level syllabus.

DEBUSSY Estampes
SCHUMANN Piano Trio in G minor

Rachel Leach presenter

Presenter Rachel Leach will lead an in-depth analysis of all set works, discussing aspects of structure, form, thematic material and harmony, all illustrated by musical extracts. All works will be performed live by LSO musicians, and students will have the chance to ask questions at the end of each session.

The seminar may also be of interest to younger students studying music at a high level who are thinking about progressing to A-Level.

Places are limited so book early to secure your seats!

Tickets: £8 (incl. VAT) per person

To book tickets and get more information about the seminar, please contact Barbara Wolczek on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Most previous A-Level Seminars are available for students to watch on the LSO YouTube channel.

The Vaughan Williams section of the 2017 A-Level seminar was live streamed for the first time via the LSO YouTube channel. Click below to watch and download the slides used in Rachel's presentation here

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 3 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 Three can be used towards the following elements of Arts Award Explore:

  • INSPIRE – see a live orchestra
  • EXPLORE – research the orchestra on LSO Play or delve into the history of the London Symphony Orchestra
  • CREATE – compose your own piece in class using our free resources, which are included as part of your concert booking

Key Stage 3 Concerts could also fulfil part of the requirements for Arts Award Bronze, which is available to young people aged 11 to 25.

To find out more about Arts Award click here.


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