Space ... but not as we know it

A free online concert suitable for school and family groups with ages 7–12 
(Key Stage 2)

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

Rachel Leach explores the separation of sounds, how music travels around an orchestra and what you can hear between the notes.

Beethoven Extracts from Symphony No 5
Berlioz Scène aux champs from 'Symphonie Fantastique'
Ives The Unanswered Question
Prokofiev Birth of Kijé from 'Lieutenant Kijé'
Haydn Extract from Symphony No 45, 'Farewell'

Jessica Cottis conductor
Rachel Leach writer & presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

Read the digital programme notes

Available on demand for 90 days from 18 November 2020 on the LSO's YouTube channel

Watch on YouTube

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For Teachers

Download the resource pack to help you prepare your students for the concert:

Apple Book download
EPUB download
PDF download

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For Families

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

Listen & Draw – Berlioz’s Shepherds
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 find out more.

Hills template 1
Hills template 2

You can do the activity whilst 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.


Space ... but not as we know it credits:

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