Discover Live Programme

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Windsor Festival's Discover Live programme gives children opportunity to discover and create. We are delighted to have transformed this into a virtual experience during this time, accessible to all online, through the support of the Berkshire Community Foundation. 

Featuring performances recorded live by the Orpheus Sinfonia (specially arranged for socially distanced ensemble in these times), and introduced by Zeb Soanes, each week Discover Live will feature a piece of music and associated activity. Exploration encompasses everything from music – pulse and major/minor, to social history, geography to science.

These are designed for teachers to be able to share with their classes, or for families to explore at home in their own time. Windsor Festival is delighted to support teachers and children in their work with online learning during this lockdown. Full accompanying educational packs for the whole programme, with specific activities for each piece incorporating music, drama, history and art, are also available directly from Windsor Festival upon request, please email:

Week 1: Mozart – Don Giovanni: Discover drama through Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture.

Week 2: Vivaldi - Summer: Discover imagery and depiction in Vivaldi’s Summer from the Four Seasons.

Week 3: Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus: Explore what Endorphins are through singing, enjoying music and Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus.

Week 4: Mendelssohn – Wedding March: Discovering the characters of major and minor keys through Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.

Week 5: Bizet – Carmen Suite Selections: Exploring how music brings a story and emotions to life through selections from Bizet’s Carmen Suite.

Week 6: Strauss – Radetzky March: Discovering pulse through Strauss’ Radetzky March.

Week 7: Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5: Exploring social history of entertainment through Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5.

Week 8: Gershwin – I Got Rhythm: Discover the history of Jazz and American/European/African interactions through Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm.

Week 9: Elgar – Salut D’Amour: Discovering inspirations of beautiful English landscapes through Elgar's Salut D'Amour, and exploring the geography of your own local area.