Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

For more than 30 years, Carnegie Hall Link Up has paired orchestras with students in grades 3-5 to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Link Up also serves as Tulsa 4th graders’ Any Given Child art activity. Tulsa Symphony became a Link Up partner in the 2015-16 season. Students participate by singing or playing along on recorder with TSO from their seats in the concert hall. In our second season, TSO served over 12,000 students by partnering with their school music programs. Our 2017-18 season will serve more than 15,000 students.

The addition of our Link Up Family Concert allows for students to show their families what they learned and lets them join in the performance with a live symphony orchestra. There will be a couple of surprises, and we’ll take a little time for the students to teach everyone a few of the songs before this special concert begins.

Thomas Taylor Dickey, guest conductor

Tickets: $10 (Adults); Free tickets are available to everyone under 18. Tickets can be purchased/requested online or through the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office or  Tulsa Symphony Ticket Office.

2:15 PM: Pre-concert demo

Note: All listeners and student participants must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 3:00 PM