KS3 Concerts

The CBSO provides annual concerts at Symphony Hall for KS3 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 attending.

These concerts provide pupils with a snapshot of orchestral repertoire, introduced by an experienced presenter, and showcasing the different sections and instruments of the orchestra, through a range of orchestral music from the classical era to the sounds of today - ensuring that there really is something for everyone!

In 2018 the CBSO is presenting KS3: A Brief History of Music. From the elegance of the baroque era to the powerful, punchy music of today, Western classical music has an incredible history. We’ll travel through five centuries in sixty minutes, in this hour-long orchestra concert aimed at students in Key Stage 3 – presented by animateur Tom Redmond (fresh from the BBC’s Ten Pieces) and conducted by the CBSO’s associate conductor Michael Seal.

Tickets for KS3 concerts are priced at £6 per person, with 2 free tickets for organisers of groups of 20+. There is a £3 transaction fee per booking.

Please note if you are a state school in Birmingham you are entitled to FREE tickets for Year 7 pupils due to a partnership between the CBSO and the Birmingham Music Education Hub. Please look out for a letter in the summer providing details of how you can access these tickets.

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. Take a look at our ‘Meet the CBSO’ project for more details.