ONLINE EVENT: Space ... but not as we know it


Suitable for school and family groups with ages 7–12 (Key Stage 2)

Wed 18 Nov 2020 11.00am - 12.00pm

Beethoven Extracts from Symphony No 5
Berlioz Scène aux champs from 'Symphonie Fantastique'
Ives The Unanswered Question
Prokofiev Birth of Kijé from 'Lieutenant Kijé'
Haydn Extract from Symphony No 45, 'Farewell'

Jessica Cottis conductor
Rachel Leach writer & presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

> Programme notes

Tickets: free to watch

Watch on YouTube

Also available on demand for 90 days

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This concert was recorded on 14 October 2020

Find out what happens when an orchestra has to keep its distance!

Rachel Leach explores the separation of sounds, how music travels around an orchestra and what you can hear between the notes.

Also available on demand for 90 days from 18 November

For Teachers

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

> Apple Book download
> EPUB download
> PDF download

If you have any queries do get in touch and please give us your feedback on the concert when you've watched with your class.

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For Families

Beethoven FIVE!
Warm up for the concert with a high five from Beethoven!
Here’s Rachel Leach and members of the Orchestra to explain more.

Listen & Draw – Berlioz’s Shepherds
The third movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, called Scène aux champs, describes a day in the countryside. Here’s an activity encouraging you to draw what you hear, to help you to really listen to the music. Download the pdfs below to find out more.

Hills template 1
Hills template 2

You can do the activity whilst you listen to this section in the concert [at 00:11:20], or as an extended separate activity listening to the full track on Apple Music, Spotify or Amazon Music.