What is Link Up?
Link Up is a program developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in New York. During the 2016–17 season, the program will be shared with more than 90 partner orchestras from Alaska to Florida, as well as in Canada, Spain, Japan, Brazil, and Kenya. Link Up pairs orchestras with students in Grades 3-6 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 3 different Link Up programs – The Orchestra Sings, The Orchestra Rocks, and the Orchestra Moves – each presented in yearly cycles.
Link Up with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
This year will be the TBSO’s fourth year bringing the Link Up program to the students of Thunder Bay. For 2016-17, Thunder Bay’s Grades 3-6 students will have the opportunity to participate in ‘The Orchestra Sings’ program. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. When an orchestra plays these melodies, the orchestra sings. Students explore melody in a range of colorful orchestral repertoire, sing, play the recorder, compose, and perform in a culminating concert with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on April 19, 2017.
Cost: $85+HST ($96.05) 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: November 1, 2016.
If you are interested in participating in the ‘Link Up – The Orchestra Sings’ program please complete and submit the form below.