BSO’s free KS2 Schools Concerts are back with a concert all based around the theme of dance and dancing!

Designed with KS2 students in mind, the thrilling and interactive concerts will be presented by award-winning composer and conductor, James Redwood.  Explore the Orchestra: Dance, Dance, Dance! will showcase the orchestral families, while exploring brilliant examples of how musicians and composers have stretched the boundaries of music. As well as pieces from the world of ballet and some orchestral classics, all the music has been specially chosen to get you moving and James will lead students in his newly composed song.

The concerts are completely free of charge. The concert running time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

If the concerts are shown as sold out; please click here to add your school to the waiting list.

Concert Preparation

James will be leading a FREE CPD session for a teacher from every school attending the concert to teach you the music and words for the participatory items, as well as giving ideas for other ways you can prepare for the concert. The CPD session will be held on Monday 13 November, 4.15 – 6pm at Exeter Cullompton Community Centre, EX15 1JX.

Please note that the CPD session is a requisite for your school attending the concert.

Due to the generous support of our funders Skyrme Hart Charitable Trust, we are able to provide financial support for coaches of £200 per school, for up to 7 schools. If you would like to apply, please click here. Please note support will be offered on a first come, first served basis


Click on the link to view the online learning resources with video guides for James’ participatory songs and body percussion pieces.

Works and composers

It's an unmissable opportunity for the children to see live classical music that they almost certainly would not choose, or be able to afford to see at any other time. I also hope it might begin a desire to learn to play an instrument.
Teacher at Poole Schools' Concert 2018

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