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London Symphony Orchestra

On Tuesday 27th February, Years 3 and 4 were part of a very special event at the Barbican Hall with the prestigious and world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). The children were extremely excited to visit such an iconic venue and to be able to see and hear such a famous orchestra play live.

The LSO performed a brand-new one-hour concert featuring music of flight, with repertoire spanning nearly 250 years. The concert explored how composers old and new have been inspired by dreams of air and flight.

The centre-piece of the concert was a special commission by the LSO called 'Farther', a 'musical adventure', in which Years 3 and 4 sang seven songs performing alongside other schools. The children performed beautifully and really embraced all the different moods and feelings of the different songs.

Mrs Williams has also been exploring the story and illustrations of 'Farther' in her art lessons and the two Year groups painted their own birds inspired by the music. Some of the artwork was shown on a big screen during the performance which was very exciting.