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Ks3 A Brief History Of Music.


  • Silvestri The Avengers 2′
  • Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold5′
  • Tchaikovsky Nutcracker: Pas de Deux5′
  • Prokofiev Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet - Death of Tybalt4′
  • Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten6′
  • Nielsen Symphony No.4 (excerpts from final movement)10′

Joy, terror, deep calm and edge-of-the seat thrills – the symphony orchestra is the  greatest machine ever invented for expressing human emotion. And in this hour-long Schools’ Concert , specially devised for students in Key Stage Three, conductor Michael Seal, presenter Tim Redmond and 80 world-class musicians won’t hold back, as Berlioz, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Arvo Pärt wear their hearts on their sleeves!

These concerts have been made possible with generous support from the CBSO Development Trust's private endowment fund. The CBSO is grateful to the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity, Principal Supporter of the CBSO’s work with young people.

We are grateful for the additional support provided by The Saintbury Trust and the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Settlement, plus all those who supported the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 including our generous match-funders David and Sandra Burbidge and the Reed Foundation.


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 (£2.50 for online bookings) is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. Tickets purchased as part of a CBSO Concert Package are exempt. For full details see