Early Years

We believe that you are never too young to experience a live performance by the CBSO. The opportunities we offer for our youngest audience members provide exciting introductions to new sound worlds and instruments, as well as using familiar stories to develop creativity.


Our specialist early years concerts, Notelets, now have performances on Fridays, enabling Early Years Settings and Reception classes to benefit from these lively, participatory events. Led by an experienced CBSO presenter, each performance is given by a different CBSO ensemble - from string quartets to a mini-orchestra.

Musical Storytimes is one of our most popular projects, and enables Early Years Settings, Reception and Year 1 classes to have a visit from two CBSO musicians who bring a popular children’s book to life through interactive storytelling, live music and creative activities.


If you would like more information about any of the activities we currently provide for Early Years groups, or would like to book a project please contact education@cbso.co.uk