Olivia Forms a Band
A free online concert for primary school-aged children, with original songs, classical music performed by LSO musicians, and illustrations to tell the story.
Olivia Forms a Band: An Interactive Concert for Primary School-Aged Children
Join Rachel Leach and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra for a fun, interactive concert, based on the popular children’s book Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer.
Sing or play along, grab an instrument if you have one, and join in with three original songs, hear pieces of classical music performed by LSO musicians and see illustrations from the book on screen, all helping us to tell the story. This concert is suitable for primary school-aged children, school groups and families, and you can even download practice tracks and word sheets to help you to join in.
Watch the Concert
Resources to Download
Key-Stage 1 Project Pack
Find creative extension activities for Key Stage 1 teachers and students, or young people at home, based on our online Sound Explorers concert, Olivia Forms a Band.
Rachel Leach curator and presenter
Gareth Davies flute
David Elton trumpet
Sarah Quinn violin
Hilary Jones cello
John Alley piano
Rachel Leach composer
Suzi Zumpe vocals
John Alley piano
The copyrights of the script, music and arrangements in the video are held by Rachel Leach and the London Symphony Orchestra.
The copyrights of material in the project pack including text, music and design are held by Rachel Leach and London Symphony Orchestra.
Olivia Forms a Band images are used by the kind permission of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020.
Olivia Forms a Band book copyright © 2006 by Ian Falconer