Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks

  LINK UP: The Orchestra ROCKS!

           WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 2023       

    10am & 11:45am


In partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to present LINK UP: The Orchestra Rocks! 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. 

Link Up with the Columbus Symphony

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

THE ORCHESTRA Rocks!  Repertoire includes

* "Dance of the Adolescents" from The Rite of Spring 

*  "La Follia"

*  "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana 

*  "The Anvil Chorus" from Il trovatore

*  "Johnny B Goode" 


All seats are $5 and include a student workbook and one teacher guide & concert music. (1 free teacher ticket for every 20 students). Recorders are available to order through the school registration link below for $2.50 apiece.


School Registration: HERE



  • LINK UP resources for students.
  • LINK UP curriculum guide for teachers, featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising
  • Mandatory Professional Development session for participating teachers:                               

                         Thursday, November 10 from 4:30-6pm CAPA Room 1- Ohio Theater                                                             

  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resource center with additional lessons and resources


For more information, please contact:

Meghan McDevitt   
Director of Education
Columbus Symphony Orchestra                            
[email protected]