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 2020–2021 season, NYC students participate in The Orchestra Rocks; during the 2021–2022 season, they will participate in The Orchestra Sings. 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.
Link Up in the New York City AreaStudents in the New York City area will explore the intersection of classical music and jazz through The Orchestra Swings curriculum and participate in a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
Activities for Families
We've put together some of our favorite Link Up activities for you to engage in from the comfort of your home.