The London Philharmonic Orchestra will present 8 BrightSparks concerts this academic year at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are aimed at Key Stages 1, 2, 3, GCSE and within this model the LPO is delighted to launch its first A Level concert this season.
Across the year the Concerts will provide 15,000 pupils with the chance to hear a live Orchestra. The programming and presentation of the concerts are designed in line with National Curriculum objectives.
For a large proportion of pupils these events are the first time they will have visited a concert hall to hear a live orchestra, giving them an intense and inspiring experience. Through the generous support of Deutsche Bank the LPO is able to offer all tickets for these concerts completely FREE* to schools.
“A valuable music experience that builds on knowledge that we try to impart in our music curriculum.”
St William of York RC Primary School, Lewisham
“I think it extends what we offer in school. It is obviously something that we cannot provide ourselves”
Darrell Primary School, Richmond
*As per the terms and conditions of booking, cancellation of tickets less than a month prior to the concert or failure to turn up to a concert will result in a charge of £3.50 per ticket to the school.
A Level online resources
The London Philharmonic Orchestra explored and analysed two set works from the Edexcel A” syllabus. They followed this with complete performances of both pieces.
You can watch the entire concert online. We have divided the event into four videos: the analysis of each work, and the performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Watch the videos here >
BrightSparks dates 2012/13
Tuesday 16 October 2012 Key Stage 1 concerts
Monday 5 November 2012 GCSE concert
Monday 28 January 2013 A Level Concert
Monday 4 February 2013 Key Stage 3 concerts
Wednesday 12th June 2013 Key Stage 2 concerts
Key Stage 2 BrightSparks
Wednesday 12 June 2013
10:15 – 11:30 & 12:15 – 13:30 (both concerts fully booked)
Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
Benjamin Wallfisch conductor
Andrew Wincott narrator
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for three specially commissioned new pieces for narrator and orchestra by Benjamin Wallfisch featuring Roald Dahl's hilarious poems: The Anteater, The Porcupine and The Toad and The Snail. A world Premiere!
Deutsche Bank Free Ticket Scheme
Thanks to the generous support of:
As one of the flagship projects in its extensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Deutsche Bank has been supporting the BrightSparks schools’ concerts since 2001. Through the Deutsche Bank Free Tickets Scheme, its generous funding ensures that children and their teachers have the opportunity to experience a live performance of the Orchestra at no cost.
Deutsche Bank’s other flagship education programmes include 'Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank', which allows 15,000 young people each year to appreciate Shakespeare performance as it was originally intended, with a specially created production at Shakespeare's Globe. Workshops and teacher training sessions are also provided at no cost to schools. For more information on the programme, please visit www.playingshakespeare.org