School Concerts

CAVATINA promotes about 40 concerts a year in schools and public venues. These interactive concerts bring chamber music to young people in an accessible way, giving them a taste of some of the most beautiful music in the world, played by professional groups of the highest quality.

The programmes are structured for maximum interactivity. The ensembles working for us are carefully selected for their ability to interact with young audiences and are happy to receive feedback and suggestions from teachers.

Feedback from the children, giving their reactions to the concert in the form of drawings and/or words, is a very important feature of these visits. Once a year, the best individual entry is chosen as the CAVATINA Postcard of the Year. Details of the winning child and school are displayed on the postcard. The school receives a number of postcards for distribution and the winner receives a special prize.

Enjoyment of all music is increased by recognition and repetition. With this in mind CAVATINA encourages staff, parents, and guardians to take young people to concerts (hundreds of which young people can attend free), and to listen to music, whether on the radio, through streaming services, or on 'traditional' media (CDs, etc.).

If a school group is interested in visiting a concert that is part of CAVATINA's Ticket Scheme at Wigmore Hall, it is also possible to arrange a free, pre-concert workshop, designed to complement the concert programme. The workshop will be scheduled to fit as closely as possible with your timetable, and suitable content with direct curriculum links will be devised in partnership with the relevant staff members. For more information, please click here.