Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall. During the 2016–2017 season, NYC students participate in The Orchestra Swings—a new addition to the Link Up curricula. Orchestras across the country and around the world are also taking part in Link Up. Partner orchestras can utilize any of the program materials—including teacher guides, student materials, concert scripts, and concert visuals—in their own communities.
The 2016 Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks concerts are now sold out. Please check back this April to register for the 2016-2017 Link Up program.