In Link Up: The Orchestra Sings, we will discover how melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play these melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings! The culminating Concert for Young People is at 10am on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Kuss Auditorium at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.
Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, pairs orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert, in which they sing and play recorders or string instruments with the orchestra from their seats. Students also compose and perform their own pieces inspired by the orchestral repertoire studied.
Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with local, professional, community, and university orchestras to offer Link Up at sites across the United States and around the world. Through this partnership, Carnegie Hall aims to support orchestras’ existing education programs, strengthen their partnerships with local schools, and provide the highest quality curricula, resources, professional development, and other support.