Secondary schools have access to hundreds of free concert tickets thanks to an offer from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Pupils will be able to take their seats in the city’s Philharmonic Hall to enjoy a range of classical concerts, featuring music from some of the greats such as Mozart.
Liverpool Philharmonic believes that listening to live orchestral music enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of music while also contributing to their personal and academic growth.
Concerts for this programme have been specially chosen for their alignment with the main GCSE and A-Level curriculum boards, supporting teachers and students with their musical education.
“Live performances are deeply inspiring for young people and we hope these experiences can ignite a passion for music that stays with them throughout their lives.”
Peter Garden, executive director performance and learning
This initiative is available to all secondary schools in the Liverpool City Region and builds on the success of last year’s trial where teachers reported on the positive impact these visits had on their pupils.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra highlights
Brahms’ Double Concerto (23rd November 2023): Performed by violist and Liverpool Philharmonic’s Artist in Residence Simone Lamsma alongside cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan.
Mozart’s Birthday Celebration (27th January 2024): Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s very own star players – Cormac Henry and Elizabeth McNulty – step forward in Mozart’s enchanting Flute and Harp Concerto, while Nil Venditti conducts the majestic Jupiter symphony and the playful Symphony No.29.
Free But Happy (21st March 2024): The orchestra perform Brahms’s Symphony No.3, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2 with violinist Arabella Steinbacher, and Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No.1.
Symphonie Fantastique (20th April 2024): Ariane Matiakh makes her Liverpool conducting debut with Charles Koechlin’s Vers la voûte étoilée (Visions of the starry firmament), Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir performing Poulenc’s Gloria.
Peter Garden, executive director performance and learning, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide free tickets to our local students and provide much needed resource to teachers.
“Live performances are deeply inspiring for young people and we hope these experiences can ignite a passion for music that stays with them throughout their lives.
“We are committed to making classical music accessible to all, and this initiative is a testament to that commitment. By offering free tickets to Liverpool’s secondary schools, we aim to inspire the next generation of music enthusiasts and provide students with a unique and enriching cultural experience.”
Other top school-friendly attractions within the city include the Royal Liver Building, the World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery and Eureka! Science + Discovery.