KS2 Concerts

The CBSO provides annual concerts at Symphony Hall for KS2 pupils. These concerts feature the whole of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, an amazing spectacle itself, but in the awe-inspiring surroundings of Symphony Hall these concerts are sure to have a lasting impact on pupils (and teachers!) attending.

The aim of each of these concerts is to provide pupils with a snapshot of the diversity of an orchestra's repertoire and soundworlds, from classical music to film soundtracks; slow meditative works to high-energy, percussion-focused pieces - these concerts have it all.

In 2017 the CBSO is exploring British Music Through the Ages. Britain has created its own music for centuries and it's as colourful, lively and inclusive as the country that shaped it. This hour-long schools' concert is aimed at Key Stage Two. Presenter and violin player, Catherine Arlidge together with the CBSO take a journey through four centuries of British music, from Handel and Holst to Bollywood and the Big Screen.

Concerts take place at Symphony Hall on Wednesday 7 June 2017, at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets for KS2 concerts are priced at £5 per person, with 2 free tickets for organisers of groups of 20+. There is a £3 transaction fee per booking. To book tickets for our forthcoming KS2 concerts in June please contact the Symphony Hall Box Office Group Bookings team on 0800 358 7070. Find out more about the concert

Prior to your visit you could have a visit from a CBSO musician to introduce pupils to the orchestra and help prepare them for the concert.


For more information about these concerts or the resources please contact education@cbso.co.uk.