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Space ... but not as we know it

A free online concert for schools and families with children aged 7- to 12-Years Old (Key Stage 2), including free teaching resources and activities to take part in at home.

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

In this free online concert, presenter Rachel Leach and the LSO explore the separation of sounds, how music travels around an orchestra, and what you can hear between the notes.

Watch the Concert

The Concert

The Music

Ludwig van Beethoven Extracts from Symphony No 5
Hector Berlioz Scène aux champs from ‘Symphonie fantastique’
Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
Sergei Prokofiev Birth of Kijé from ‘Lieutenant Kijé’
Joseph Haydn Extract from Symphony No 45, ‘Farewell’

Read the digital programme notes

The Performers

Jessica Cottis  conductor
Rachel Leach  writer & presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

Resources to Download

For Teachers

Classroom Resources

Download Apple Book
Download EPUB
Download PDF

If you have any questions, email and sign up to the LSO’s school concerts mailing list to receive future updates.

For Families

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

Beethoven FIVE!

Listen & Draw – Berlioz’s Shepherd

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 get started.

Hills Template 1
Hills Template 2

You can do the activity while 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.


Copyright © 2020
Presented and written by Rachel Leach
Directed by Robert Kealey
Video Production by Stagecast