Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

LINK UP: The Orchestra SINGS!

in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ohio Theatre, 10:00 am & 11:35 am
Andres Lopera, conductor

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to present LINK UP: The Orchestra Sings! This highly-participatory program for students in grades 3-5 unites the classroom with the concert hall, giving students the opportunity to explore music through a year-long curriculum of classroom activities and then attend a culminating concert where they sing and play recorders with the orchestra from their seats. Teachers may choose from one of three program paths, Basic, Basic+, or Advanced, depending on the level of involvement they would like to have for their students. 

Oct. 19 - deadline to submit registration form for Nov. PD session.
Nov. 6 - payment due
Nov. 8 - Professional development session
            4:30 - Ohio Theatre
May 15 - Link Up concert, 10am or 11:35am, Ohio Theatre



Link Up with the Columbus Symphony

To watch the Carnegie Hall video about this highly interactive program, click here.

The Orchestra SINGS Repertoire INCLUDES:
  • "New World" Symphony – Dvořák
  • Firebird Suite Finale - Stravinsky
  • "Ode to Joy" – Beethoven
  • $5 per student/adult. For every 20 paid student tickets, schools will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket. Ticket availability is not guaranteed. Reservations will be made on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • Recorders may be purchased for this concert at $2.50 (Tudor brand, courtesy of Music & Arts) 
  • DEADLINE to order recorders for Nov. 8 delivery is Oct. 18.
  • LINK UP workbook for each student.
  • LINK UP curriculum guide for teachers, featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising.
  • Professional Development session for participating teachers-Thurs., Nov. 8, 4:30pm Ohio Theatre
  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resource center with additional lessons and resources
  • Participating teachers will be asked to attend an informational session to learn about the LINK UP curriculum and discuss strategies for classroom implementation.
  • Forms will be available at the workshop for teachers to request PDUs.


Jeani Stahler    
Director of Education
Columbus Symphony Orchestra                   

Special thanks to Music & Arts for their generous support.