Specially designed to appeal to our youngest audience members, Notelets concerts are interactive musical experiences; dancing, singing along and joining in is actively encouraged!

Each concert has a theme providing a clear structure for children, and the performance incorporates music and stories relating to the theme. Recent performances have included Under the Sea, Hooting and Tooting, I've Got Rhythm and Christmas Crackers.

Every Notelets performance is presented by an experienced CBSO musician and creative practitioner who devises each concert. Their engaging and enthusiastic presentation style draws the young audience (and their grown-ups) into the concert, helping them become part of the performance through dance, action songs, games and digital presentation.

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We also ensure that there is musical variety - each performance is given by a different CBSO ensemble, ensuring that our regular attendees are able to experience the whole range of CBSO instrumentalists from brilliant Brass and powerful Percussion, and hooting tooting Wind to silky smooth Strings, plus once a year we have a whole mini-orchestra performing for our Notelets audiences!

The fun doesn’t just happen during the performance! Before every Notelets performance we have craft activities which are inspired by the theme of the performance, providing children with a personal memento of the concert. We even keep going after the concert, with opportunities to meet the musicians, see their instruments close up, and have a go on some smaller percussion instruments.

Forthcoming Notelets Events

Notelets concerts take place three times a year at CBSO Centre, on Fridays and Saturdays. The Friday concerts are particularly accessible for group bookings by Early Years Settings and Nursery Classes.

These concerts are extremely popular and sell out quickly, so for more information about forthcoming Notelets sessions or to find out how you can book your Early Years group onto a session please contact

Our Notelets concerts are specially designed with young children in mind. We actively encourage, jumping, wriggling and dancing to the music.

Tickets for our Notelets concerts are £9 or £32 for a group of 4, and we welcome all ages. Those 9 months or over require a ticket.