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Olivia, a cartoon pig, playing percussion instruments, with the words 'Clang', 'Boom', 'Ting', 'Dong', 'Whistle', and 'Pank Pink Ponk'.

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.

Download the project pack



Rachel Leach  curator and presenter

Gareth Davies  flute
David Elton  trumpet
Sarah Quinn  violin
Hilary Jones  cello
John Alley  piano

Practice Tracks

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