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Where's Simon?

A fun online concert, recorded during lockdown, featuring Sir Simon Rattle and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra, suitable for families and carers with children aged 5+.

Where’s Simon?: An Online Concert for Everyone Over 5

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra have been adjusting to life at home during lockdown, but they have missed playing together. Simon was supposed to have been attending the wedding of his old friend Figaro but sadly couldn’t travel there. The LSO players suggested doing a special online concert for him and Simon agreed to conduct!

The time arrives for online sectional rehearsals and all the players gather online but … Where’s Simon?

The players can’t rehearse without Simon so, instead of sitting around waiting, they introduce their instruments: we’ll find out how they work, why each LSO player thinks their instrument is the best, and how they sound individually as well as within the various instrument families.

Watch the Concert

Discover More

We found Simon! Did you enjoy watching the LSO play Mozart from their own homes in Where’s Simon? Well now it’s your turn.

Watch as Sir Simon Rattle explains what to do, download a part for your instrument, and then play the overture from The Marriage of Figaro along with Simon and the LSO.

Please note, if you are under 18, please make sure you have consent from your parent/guardian before posting a video of you playing online.

Download Your Part

Download a PDF part for your instrument using the links below. Except for the open strings part, the music is roughly grade 4 standard and above.

Full Score
Violin: for beginners (open strings)
Viola: for beginners (open strings)
Cello: for beginners (open strings)
Double Bass
Double Bass: for beginners (open strings)
Clarinet in B-flat
Clarinet in A
Horn in F
Trumpet in B-flat


Copyright © 2020
Created and written by Gareth Davies
Directed by Victor Craven and Gareth Davies
Animation, editing and design by Victor Craven