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The Orchestra Moves

Link Up guides students in grades 3–5 through a yearlong exploration of orchestral repertoire and music making. This year, we are excited to announce the return of a newly revised version of Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, which explores how composers use the orchestra to create musical movement. Students will analyze and interpret how music moves through meter, melodic patterns, and expressive qualities. Repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Márquez, Bizet, and a new commission by Angélica Negrón! At the end of the year, students will sing and play the recorder with a professional orchestra in a culminating concert in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Concerts will take place on May 21, 22, and 23, 2019.

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Program Details

  • An interactive concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage featuring a professional orchestra, conductor, and Link Up students from the Tri-State Area
  • A mandatory fall professional development workshop, plus an optional winter workshop for additional professional development and program enrichment
  • Link Up: The Orchestra Moves teacher guide and one soprano recorder for each teacher
  • Link Up: The Orchestra Moves student guide and one soprano recorder for each student
  • Online materials and resources, including audio recordings and videos, additional lessons, and multimedia content

Contact Us

For application and program questions, email or call 212-424-2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Development Workshop Schedule

All participating teachers are required to attend one professional development workshop in fall 2018. Professional development workshops take place in the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall. The entrance is located at 154 West 57th Street (at Seventh Avenue), just east of the main Box Office entrance. Get directions to Carnegie Hall.

Carnegie Hall also offers an optional mid-winter professional development workshop for teachers. While it is not required for your participation in Link Up, this workshop will serve as an additional opportunity to explore the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves curriculum, interact with the artists, and share best practices with fellow Link Up teachers. We highly encourage you to attend one of the dates.

Mandatory Fall Professional Development Workshops (Choose One)

Saturday, September 15, 2018


2 PM–4 PM

Thursday, September 20, 2018


4:30 PM–6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


4:30 PM–6:30 PM

Thursday, October 4, 2018


4:30 PM–6:30 PM


Optional Winter Professional Development Workshops (Choose One)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


4:30 PM–6:30 PM

Thursday, January 31, 2019


4:30 PM–6:30 PM

Culminating Concerts

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:15 AM and 11:45 AM | Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:15 AM and 11:45 AM | Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, May 23, 2019
10:15 AM and 11:45 AM | Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


There is a general fee of $6 per student and $30 per teacher. Participating schools may bring no more than one chaperone per 10 students, free of charge. Payment by personal check, credit card, and/or copy of certified purchase order is due by Thursday, January 31, 2019.


Link Up Resources

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Fund II Foundation

Lead support for Link Up is provided by Fund II Foundation.

Additional funding for Link Up is provided by the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, The Barker Welfare Foundation, JJR Foundation, and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

Link Up in New York City schools is made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

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