What is Link Up?
Link Up is a program developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in New York. During the 2017–18 season, the program will be shared with more than 100 partner orchestras in Canada, the U.S., Spain, Japan, Brazil, and Kenya. Link Up pairs orchestras with students in Grades 4-6 in their local communities to explore orchestra repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert, in which they sing and play recorders with the orchestra from their seats. Schools will receive the Link Up curriculum guide for each teacher, workbooks for each student, and access to Carnegie Hall’s online resources and Link Up Facebook group. There are 4 different Link Up programs – The Orchestra Sings, The Orchestra Rocks, the Orchestra Moves and new this year, The Orchestra Swings – each presented in yearly cycles.
Link Up with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
This year will be the TBSO’s fifth year bringing the Link Up program to the students of Thunder Bay. For 2017-18, Thunder Bay’s Grades 4-6 students will have the opportunity to participate in ‘The Orchestra Swings’ program. “Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance; and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket”. Though swing is characteristic of jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Students explore swing in a wide range of colorful orchestral repertoire, sing, play the recorder, improvise, and perform in a culminating interactive concert with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on April 23 or 24, 2018.
Cost: $90+HST ($101.70) per class. Invoicing of your school will follow the concerts.
Travel: Participating schools will be responsible for busing students to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium for the final concert.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday January 31, 2018.
If you are interested in participating in the ‘Link Up – The Orchestra Swings’ program please complete and submit the form below.