Key Stage Concerts

Autumn Online Concert for Key Stage 2 : Space...but not as we know it

Launch date: Wednesday 18 November 11.00am (available for free for 90 days)

Writer & presenter: Rachel Leach
Conductor: Jessica Cottis

BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5, Mvt 1 & 4
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Mvt 3
IVES  The Unanswered Question
PROKOVIEV Lieutenant Kijé, Mvt 1 'Birth of Kijé'
HAYDN Symphony No 45 'Farewell', Mvt 

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Find out what happens when an orchestra has to keeps its distance! Rachel Leach explores the separation of sounds, how music travels around an orchestra and what you can hear between the notes.
The concert will be available for free on our YouTube channel for 90 days, so you can check back in at a later date or why not watch it with multiple classes? A resource pack will also be made available ahead of the concert launch to help you prepare your students for the concert.

Please register your interest via this form to be kept in the loop on any further information and post concert correspondence.


Our Key Stage Concerts for schools are designed especially for Key Stages 1 and 2, and usually take place each term at the Barbican Centre. Due to COVID 19 restictions there are no Key Stage concerts at the Barbican this Autumn.

Further resources

Please click here to read about all our current online resources for teachers and parents alike.

Future concert dates

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Arts Award 

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to the age of 25 grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. 

Key Stage 2 Concerts

Arts Award Explore is for young people aged 7–25 years, and is an Entry Level 3 Qualification which takes around 25 hours to complete. LSO Discovery’s schools concerts for Key Stage Two can be used towards the following elements of Arts Award Explore:

  • INSPIRE – see a live orchestra and sing along in the participation song
  • EXPLORE – research the orchestra on LSO Play or delve into the history of the London Symphony Orchestra
  • CREATE – compose your own class piece using our free project pack and teacher INSET session, which are included as part of your concert booking

To find out more about Arts Award click here.

School group at a Key Stage concert

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