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The Orchestra Moves

By any definition, music moves. As organized sound, music moves through time. We can perceive music as moving through space from high to low, filling the spaces in between with harmonies, timbres, and textures. Music moves us, evoking a full range of emotional responses, and music compels us to move our bodies and create dance. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover all the interwoven ways in which the orchestra moves. A PDF version of the print teacher guide is available upon request for printing purposes only. Please email linkup@carnegiehall.org for more information.

Concert Repertoire

Repertoire Exploration

Learn fundamental concepts of music and engage in creative activities through a deeper exploration of the ideas and themes of the Link Up repertoire.

The Orchestra Moves with Meter

How does meter affect movement in music? Students learn how rhythms are organized by meter through listening, movement, and conducting activities, and how meter is related to movement in music.

The Orchestra Moves with Melodic Patterns

How do composers create movement with melodic patterns? Students establish an understanding of melodic direction and contour through “Come to Play” and The Blue Danube, and explore the effect of rhythmic subdivision in Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. They also explore the movement of the motif in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

The Orchestra Moves through Expressive Qualities

How do composers use expressive qualities to create a mood and move us emotionally? Students explore tempo, dynamics, and articulation to see how composers establish a mood and move us emotionally.

How Does Music Inform Movement?

Discover how music informs movement. Students explore the interaction of music and movement through opera and film.

Professional Development Videos

Instrument Families

Get to Know the Orchestra

What is an orchestra? Students learn about the instruments and families of the orchestra.

Concert Experience

Prepare for the Culminating Concert

How can we prepare for and reflect on our culminating concert experience with our Link Up partner orchestra? Students learn about Carnegie Hall and important landmarks in their own neighborhood, as well as prepare for and reflect on the culminating concert.

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