We are excited to announce the premiere of a new curriculum, The Orchestra Swings, which brings a jazz ensemble together with the orchestra to explore the many ways that music can swing. Through the Link Up repertoire and hands-on activities, the curriculum investigates the concepts of rhythm, form, improvisation, and communication. Repertoire includes works by Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein, and a new work by composer Courtney Bryan for jazz septet and orchestra commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The culminating performance will feature students singing, performing on recorder or violin, and dancing from their seats along with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and a professional jazz ensemble in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
All concerts for the 2016–2017 Link Up season are at full capacity. Applications received at this point will be placed on the waitlist.