Leon and the Place Between

A free online concert for families with children aged 5- to 12-years old (Key Stages 1 & 2)

Join presenter and composer Paul Rissmann and the London Symphony Orchestra for an online concert that delves into the book, Leon and the Place Between.

Rissmann’s musical setting brings to life the characters of the book written Angela McAllister and illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith and transports us all to the magical Place Between.

The online concert, conducted by Jonathan Bloxham also explores how composers tell a story using the instruments of the orchestra and features music by Coleridge-Taylor, Elena Kats-Chernin Rimsky-Korsakov, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

Join in with the LSO through digital resources for teachers and families! Learn the songs of Leon and the Place between and sing along from home.

The music

The concert features music from:

Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
Rimsky-Korsakov the Flight of the Bumblebee
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite No 1
Coleridge-Taylor Dance from Othello Suite 3
Elena Kats-Chernin Eliza's Aria from Wild Swans Suite
Paul Rissmann Leon and the Place Between

The performers

Jonathan Bloxham conductor
Abigail Kelly soprano
Paul Rissmann presenter and narrator
London Symphony Orchestra

Angie Newman BSL Interpretation 

Leon and the Place Between:

Angela McAllister author 
Grahame Baker-Smith illustrator
Victor Craven creative director and animation

The concert will be available on the LSO's YouTube channel from 11am on Sunday 30 May 2021 and available on demand until 30 August 2021.


Join in!

For Teachers

Download our resource packs to help you prepare your students for the concert:

Classroom resource pack
Apple Book download
EPUB download
PDF download

Singing resource pack
Apple Book download
EPUB download
PDF download

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For Families

Join in with the LSO! Whether you can already play an instrument or want to sing along – or both – you can get involved.

Download our Singing resource pack:
Apple Book download
EPUB download
PDF download

Download the music for your instrument:
> Participation parts