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Link Up in the New York City Area

Link Up guides students in grades 3–5 through a yearlong exploration of orchestral repertoire and music making. During the 2022–2023 season, New York City students will participate in a new version of The Orchestra Moves, exploring the ways in which music moves. At the end of the year, students will sing and play the recorder with a professional orchestra in a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Concerts will take place on May 23, 24, and 25, 2023.

The Orchestra Sings

This year, students are participating in a new version of Link Up: The Orchestra Sings, exploring what makes a great melody. At the end of the year, students will sing and play the recorder with a professional orchestra in a virtual culminating concert experience.

Download 2021–2022 Teacher Guide (PDF)

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 Elements of Melody

What fundamental elements do composers use to create great melodies?

Building on Melody: Melodic Layers

How does a melody change when layered with another melody?

Building on Melody: Lyrics

How do composers combine music and words?

Melodies in Context: Stories, Cultural Influences, and Dance

How are melodies represented and shared across cultures?

Instrument Families

A Link Up concert at Carnegie Hall
Get to Know the Orchestra
What is an orchestra? Students learn about the instruments and families of the orchestra.

Concert Experience

Children enjoy a Link Up concert in Carnegie Hall
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.

Additional Information

Fund II Foundation

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

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Additional funding for Link Up is provided by Linda and Earle S. Altman, The Barker Welfare Foundation, JJR Foundation, Macy's, 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.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

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