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What do you think of classical music?

Leah

Kids - and Leah - check out classical concert

Newsround sent three kids to their first ever classical music concert to see what they made of it.

But have you ever been to a classical concert?

Maybe the idea really puts you off, or perhaps you've never had the chance?

Do you reckon more kids would enjoy classical if they gave it a go?

Or is pop and rock quite enough for you, and you reckon classical is a bit dull.

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Your comments

"I love classical music! I think it can be combined with rock and roll etc. Vanessa Mae sort of combines the two."

Elise, 11, Manchester, England

"I went to a classical music concert with my school. It wasn't that bad because they played things from Harry Potter and they had competitions!"

Michelle, 12, Ireland

"Some of it is good and some of it is bad, but it's often too long. I get encouraged to listen to it a lot at home because I play the piano, flute and violin. I prefer rock or R n B though."

Camilla, 13, Wales

"I went to a classical music concert and I found it boring. I would rather listen to Green Day."

Anna, 10, London, England

"Rap, 50 Cent, Akon and Lil Wayne are the best, I hate classical music because it's too calm."

Yassir, 11, UK

"I think it's kinda boring but once you get into a piece of music it's OK."

Faeqa, 11, London, England

"I don't really like classical music but it's nice and relaxing if you want to relax."

Bethany, 8, Kent, England

"I like it when I am trying to do my homework or sleep, it relaxes me."

Sam, 13, Hereford, England

"I quite like classical music because it's relaxing after having a hard day at school."

Heather, 10, East Lothian, Scotland

"I don't really like classical music, I think it's very boring. I say it's granda and grandma music."

Emily, 10, County Durham, England

"It's like ANY type of music some of it's good and some of it's bad."

Ellie, 14, England

"I think that classical is OK but personally I prefer hip hop and rock."

Kelsey, 12, Bristol, England

"I think it's so boring, I prefer R n B."

Jaiya, 10, Walsall, England

"I play the piano and flute and I love classical music. I've sang Vivaldi's Gloria in my school choir and think that classical music can be upbeat and lively too!"

Jojo, 13, Scotland

"I like classical music - it's relaxing and doesn't send out any bad messages to kids, and it makes you feel joyful and happy."

Kate, 12, Surrey, England

"I have actually never been to see something like Girls Aloud or Take That concerts. I have been to see lots of classical concerts though. I can see why kids say it's for old people but I reckon they'd enjoy it if they gave it a go."

Yvonne, 12, Kent, England

"I love classical music because it is very relaxing, especially Mozart. I absolutely hate rock and pop because the women just wail and don't sing."

Kirsten, 10, Scotland

"I don't normally listen to classical music, but it is kind of relaxing."

Georgie, 12, London, England

"I have just started the violin and I love it. I think more kids should listen to classical music."

Joanna, 12, Worcestershire, England

"I love classical music. I've been to concerts at LSO and the Barbican. Anyone who writes off classical music is completely ignorant and should try it!"

Tennessee, 12, UK

"I think that classical music is OK for plays and old musicals, but hip hop and disco makes everyone jump up and dance."

Emily, 9, Middlesex, England

"I think it is boring."

Hannah, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I hate classical music because it is boring and I think it's only for old people. Kids should be discouraged from listening to it. I only listen to music that came out after 2001!"

Merryn, 13, Birmingham, England

"I love classical music, because it's calming."

Ella, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"Classical music is not bad, I sort of like it but I think rock and pop are the best!!!"

Amreen, 12, Kent, England

"I think that people should encourage children into classical music."

Horeb, 8, London, England

"Yearly, my family attend the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Proms in the Park. I do enjoy it - although being a VIP and getting seating and a buffet help!!"

Hannah, 13, Winchester, England

"I do like classical music, it makes me feel all calm, but I do like other kinds of music more, like rock and indie."

Emma, 12, Bedfordshire, England

"I love classical music. I love listening to it and playing it."

Charlotte, 12, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think it is great, especially if it is live."

Ysabel, 10, Leicester, England

"I used to like it but now I think it is just for old people."

Beth, 12, Cornwall, England

"I love classical music, it helps me calm down when I get angry."

Kristina, 11, Swansea, Wales

"I'll listen to any types of music, but I'm not classical music's biggest fan."

Georgia, 12, Sheffield, England

"I play the piano and I like to play classical music, but I never listen to it really. Although I do like to listen to singers who sing a bit slower than these pop singers we have now."

Mona, 12, Brussels, Belgium

"I like classical music and modern music equally but I would prefer to go and see classical music, as sometimes modern music can be too loud, whereas classical is mostly soft and flowing."

Rebecca, 12, Manchester, England

"I love classical music, especially because all my family play them. Classical music is great!"

Polly, 8, Bristol, England

"I don't dislike it. I just don't really listen to it that much."

Charlotte, 14, Leicestershire, England

"It's too bad so many of my friends say they don't like classical music. It's just new to them. I love its power, beauty and history. Listening to it enlivens me."

Mardreb, 14, UK

"I think it's nice when it's background music - like if I do homework and listen to classical music at the same time. But if I go to a concert and just sit there listening to the music and not doing anything else, it gets boring very quickly for me!"

Luna, 12, Houston, USA

"I love classical music. At my school I play the violin."

Shailla, 10, USA

"I like it and I like other sorts of music like pop if you put them together they sound really good."

Topaz, 11, Worthing, England

"I love classical music as I play a lot of classical instruments. I think classical music really makes me emotional in the way that they play it. It really creates feelings and I could probably tell a story using the emotions in the piece of music."

Rose, 9, Staffordshire, England

"I think classical music is brilliant! It's so emotional and meaningful, it gives me goose bumps!"

Avril, 13, Southend, England

"I do like classical music. I listen to it sometimes, but I wouldn't listen to it as much as I listen to music that's played on the radio."

Bethany, 12, Surrey, England

"It's just way too boring and old-fashioned for me. But sometimes it makes me feel relaxed and calm."

Nahida, 11, London, England

"I love classical music!! I play double bass in my school orchestra and I really enjoy it. I'm desperate to see a proper orchestra in concert though!!!"

Bekki, 13, Luton, England

"I think classical music is great!!! I think children should listen to it more often and not only listen to hip hop. It is cool to listen to classical music!!"

Madeline, 12, Berlin, Germany

"I think classical music is really cool! I love listening to it and playing it as I play violin, piano, harp, and clarinet."

Sarah, 12, London, England

"Err classical just ain't my thing! I guess everyone has their own opinions but just a bit a low and mournful for me!"

Sadia, 11, Coventry, England

"I really enjoy listening to classical music. A lot of people think I'm strange for doing so but I still like to listen to it. My favourite composers are Murray Gold (who wrote the beautiful Doctor Who music), Pachabel and Einaudi."

Rosie, 14, Maidenhead, England

"I love classical music but don't admit it! I especially love the string and percussion sounds!"

Louisa, 11, Lanark, Scotland

"No, I do not like classical music. I prefer rock or jazz music, not old classics."

Rhianna, 10, Kent, England

"I don't like classical music very much at all. I like rock and indie music."

Alice, 9, Cheshire, England

"I love different types of music but classical music lifts my spirits up a lot. It makes me feel safe and warm."

Jennifer, 14, London, England

"It's okay but it starts to get boring after a while, it's just not my type of stuff to listen to."

Chloe, 9, Gloucestershire, England

"I think classical music can be really cool to chill out to. I really like it, although some people think it's not cool. I have loads of classical music on my iPod, it helps me concentrate when I'm doing my homework!!"

Evie, 14, Cumbria, England

"I LOVE classical music and it is soothing and calm. I don't listen to it all the time, but if I have a sore head, the music makes it better."

Saamiya, 13, London, England

"I play the piano and violin so I listen to it a lot. I actually like it! It's not dull and boring, people just expect it to be but if you really listen to it, it's quite interesting. I still like hip-hop and rock and roll."

Ellie, 11, Birmingham, England

"I have never been to a classical music concert and I don't think I would like it. But the funny thing is I play the piano!!! My concerts are like Rihanna or Clubland. But I would go hear someone play the piano."

Emma, 12, Northern Ireland

"I think it might be good for older people but to people my age we prefer dance or hip hop or something more lively."

Daniel, 11, Scotland

"I don't normally like classical music but if other people say it's good I suppose I could give it a try."

Chelsea, 11, Lancashire, England

"I actually like classical music. When I went to a concert with an orchestra it totally changed the atmosphere of the room!!!!!"

Stevie, 11, Lancashire, England

"I really enjoy classical music as I play the violin and listen to it constantly."

Charlotte, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"I hate classical music, I like brass and rock and roll better."

Jack, 10, England

"I hate classical music, I'm too much into the Jonas Brothers."

Emma, 11, Scotland

"I don't like classical music because it is dull and boring."

Aimee, 10, Scotland

"I don't Like classical music, it can be boring. I like rock and pop music."

Katy, 11, Bristol, England

"I have been in lots of classical concerts, including the Blue Peter proms. I like singing classical music but not listening to it."

Zara, 12, London, England

"I don't really like listening to it but I like playing it on the piano. Classical music also helps me sleep."

Mae, 12, Scotland

"I absolutely love classical music. I play the violin and sometimes I find it calming and frees me from all the anger. I understand that some people don't like it but I find it great to listen to."

Beverly, 11, London, England

"I love classical music: when I get bored I love to dance the night away! I even wrote to Ronnie Mitchell and asked her to put classical music on at the R&R!"

Jess, 13, Warwickshire, England

"I love classical music. I dance to it all the time. I have classical music at discos instead of R&B because it is much nicer."

Zara, 12, England

"I like classical music when it is raining outside to calm down."

Lara, 9, London, England

"It is good to calm you down and help you relax but a lot of it sounds the same."

Jasmine, 13, UK

"I love classical music, most people don't. I don't like telling people but it is better than R n B."

Jim, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I like classical music along with some other types of music. My favourite is Debussy's Clair De Lune."

Hanna, 11, London, England

"It's very calm and helps me think when I write stories! And I just love writing stories."

Isobel, 8, London, England

"Classical music is boring because it is too slow and I think that because I listen to bhangra, but it does change people's feelings and emotions which can be a good thing."

Waqas, 14, Lancashire, England

"It depends on the rhythm for me, I like fast but slow can sometimes be boring."

Leila, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"I think classical music is beautiful but it's not really my thing. I prefer hip hop, pop, and R n B."

Morgan-Lily, 11, Essex, England

"Strange, but I don't like any music!!!"

Marley, 12, Middlesex, England

"I think classical music is quite good, but I never admit it to my friends because they think it sounds rubbish since they are mostly rockers."

Maria, 12, Birmingham, England

"I don't like it. I think it's for old people."

Callum, 10, Brighton, England

"It's quite calming, but I don't find it very exciting."

Nico, 13, Colchester, England

"I like classical music. I play the piano and classical music helps me to relax."

Mariam, 13, London, England

"It's strange but I don't like any music!!"

Marley, 12, Southall, England

"I think classical music is quite good, but I never admit it to my friends because they think it sounds rubbish since they are mostly rockers!"

Maria, 12, Birmingham, England

"I find classical music very boring but if you want to relax or calm down I find it really handy."

Ara, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I like some classical music, but not everything. It really depends on the piece. People who say they don't like it probably don't even know that most film music is classical."

Ben, 14, Plymouth, England

"When I was little, my mum dragged me along to classical music concerts. They would always go on for ages and were usually full of old people. I used to get really bored and I think those experiences have put me off classical music forever."

Alexa, 13, Devon, England

"I'm more of a rocker, but some classical pieces are just breathtaking."

Ben, 13, Chesterfield, England

"Classical music really bores me because you have to sit there for hours on end listening to music its so boring!"

Rebecca, 11, Scotland

"I find most kinds of pop music sound a little artificial and manufactured, and although I'm not classical music's biggest fan, I reckon some classical music can be much more expressive than pop music. Half the people who say they don't like classical music have probably only heard one or two pieces anyway."

Iris, 11, Bristol, England

"Someone in my class listens to it a lot and he gets some stick for it."

Matthew, 13, Sunderland, England

"I love classical music as I play a viola and I am part of an orchestra."

Catherine, 10, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I love classical music, it's so graceful."

Lizzie, 13, Nottinghamshire, England

"I generally hate classical music but thanks to Nintendogs on the DS I like one piece."

Adam, 10, Telford, England

"I don't like classical - rock and pop are for me. Classical is very dull. Classical makes me think 'old, and boring'. Pop and rock are better as they express your feelings well and they aren't boring."

Tia-Jade, 11, Berkshire, England

"I don't like to admit it but I like listening to classical music. My friends think it's weird and uncool to like classical music though, so I don't tell them."

Daniel, 12, Bedford, England

"I personally love classical music and it's definitely one of my favourites to play. I think too many people assume that it's boring, without going to see a concert. It's not as dull as it sounds!!

Kathleen, 13, Stornoway, Scotland

"I think that classical music is relaxing and easy to listen to."

Suzanne, 14, Herts, England

"I love listening to classical music because it's so peaceful."

Hannah, 12, Fife, Scotland

"It's OK but most of it is boring."

Beans, 12, Herts, England

"Classical music sometimes can sound really good but the bad thing is that it can go on for hours!"

Katie, 9, England

"I think classical music is cool."

Luca, 14, Cambridge, England