9 school concert trips you should book for 2019-20
1. Hallé Orchestra (North West)
Set Works Concert: Orchestra through the ages
Date and time: Friday 24th January 2020 at 1:45pm
Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Price: details available during September
Website: https://www.halle.co.uk/education/setworks/ .
2. Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (North West)
Concert: “Our Global Vision – an exploration of our planet!”
Date and time: Thursday 5 March, 2020 at 10:30am
Location: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Price: £4.50 per pupil plus free teacher ticket for every 10 pupils
- A scheme of work specifically written for Key Stage 3 based on the concert theme.
- Access to repertoire specially recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Detailed information and a risk assessment in advance of your trip to help make the trip hassle-free for you as the organiser!
Experience: A fantastic way for young people to ‘explore the arts as an audience member’ when working towards their Arts Award. The power of orchestral music, through carefully chosen works designed to inspire and engage your students! Click here for more details
3. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (West Midlands)
Concert: Feel the Music (for KS3 pupils)
Dates and times: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th February 2020; performances at 11am and 1:30pm.
Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Cost: £6 per pupil
Image credit: Craig Holmes
4. London Symphony Orchestra (London)
Concert: LSO Discovery Secondary Schools’ Concert
Date and time: Wednesday 4 March 2020, time tbc
Location: Barbican Concert Hall, London
Image credit: Peter Dazeley
5. London Philharmonic Orchestra (London)
Concert: GCSE Bright Sparks Concert
Date and time: Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 11:30am
Cost: Tickets not yet released (at the time of writing)
Location: Royal Festival Hall. London
6. Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Scotland)
1.Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich
I love this title and the RSNO invite you to come and have some food and enjoy a symphony during your lunch break (concert starts at 1pm). Coming up this autumn are symphonies by Dvorak, Brahms and Franck. Cost: Under 16s FREE; Under 26s £6. Please click here for more details.
2. RSNO Season
Introduce your secondary school class to the magic of live symphonic sound by attending an RSNO Season concert in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee or Aberdeen. Cost: Tickets for school pupils are £6 each for Season concerts*, with accompanying adults going free (1 adult free per 10 pupils). Please click here for more details.
3. Young Ambassadors
This year the Young Ambassadors programme is open to young people aged between 16–21 years old. Ambassadors attend RSNO concerts for free, meet the musicians and conductors and operate as a youth advisory board for the RSNO, feeding into the main RSNO Board. Our Young Ambassadors will be expected to highlight opportunities for young people in their local area through their school, college or university and within their community. Please click here for more details.
4. RSNO Takeover
RSNO Takeover is a two-day intensive work experience, open to anyone aged 16–18 years at the time of the event and living in Scotland. Applications are invited from any young person interested in a career in the arts or creative industries, regardless of whether you play a musical instrument or not. We select 50 young people to work in various departments of the organisation to produce a public concert at the end of the two-day event. Opportunities exist in arts marketing, press and PR, development (fundraising), learning and engagement, conducting and performing as a musician. Takeover 2020 will take place on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June 2020. Applications for Takeover 2020 will open on Monday 7 October 2019. Please click here for more details
7. Orchestra of Opera North (West Yorkshire)
Concert: Kirklees Concert Season
Date and time: ongoing from September – see website
Cost: Details below
Location: Huddersfield Town Hall and Dewsbury Town Hall
8. Welsh National Opera (Wales, South East, South West & East Anglia)
9. Ulster Orchestra (Northern Ireland)
The Ulster Orchestra invites musicians from grade 4 and above to join the orchestra in a day of rehearsal and performance. Participants will get a hands-on experience of being part of a professional orchestra as well as picking up some tips and inspiration from our Ulster Orchestra players. Applications will open in Autumn 2019 for the events in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry, so do check the website for updates.
The Ulster Orchestra also offer Inspiration workshops. These are performances by small ensembles of Ulster Orchestra musicians which are delivered directly in schools – particularly those schools where there is limited music provision or take-up in Music at GCSE level. Performances are designed to engage pupils at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 and to make you think again about what classical music is! For more details click here.