The Orchestra Rocks! – Carnegie Hall/Oregon Symphony Link-Up Concert May 4, 2016




About Link Up


Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, guides students and

teachers in grades 3–5 through a yearlong exploration of orchestral repertoire.

Students will sing and play soprano recorder or string instruments while learning

basic musical concepts and composing their own music. Linking your classroom

to the concert hall, this program provides extensive standards-based teacher and

student materials and culminates in an interactive orchestral concert in which

students sing or play soprano recorder or string instruments from their seats.


Welcome to The Orchestra Rocks


One universal element of music is rhythm. Composers and musicians play

with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are

expressive and exciting. A consistent groove can unite musicians, singers, and

audiences in an experience of listening and performing together. Through

the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive

performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra



How does an orchestra rock?

Key Objectives

Students will

• perform by singing and playing the soprano recorder or string instruments

as soloists, small ensembles, and orchestra

• analyze and interpret the essential structures of rhythm and groove

• connect with the orchestra and explore instruments, families, and


• compose and notate new music with our host, Thomas Cabaniss, using the

concert music as models

• develop their imaginative capacities and make personal connections to

the music

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