Carnegie Hall's Link Up Program
Any Given Child Tulsa

Carnegie Hall Link Up :The Orchestra Moves

Tulsa Symphony launched a new partnership in 2015-2016 with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to present Link Up: “The Orchestra Moves,” a highly participatory program in which students learn about orchestral repertoire through a yearlong, hands-on music curriculum.


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.

Carnegie Hall Link Up :The Orchestra Moves

The culmination of the yearlong program is a live performance in which students have the opportunity to sing and play the recorder or violin along with Tulsa Symphony.

The partnership continues this season with Link Up: “The Orchestra Sings.” Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting.

Students perform repertoire on recorder, violin, voice, or body percussion and take part in creative work such as composing their own pieces inspired by the orchestral music they have studied.

This performance often serves as students’ first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied. For Tulsa 4th graders, this concert will serve as their Any Given Child arts activity.

This season,  TSO has helped teachers integrate the Link Up program into the curriculum of every elementary school in Tulsa, Union, Jenks, Broken Arrow, and Sand Springs Public School Districts – over 12,000 students!

Tulsa Symphony Link Up Partners 

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This Season’s Concert Dates

Wednesday, February 7
Mary Glass Performing Arts Center, Owasso High School

Monday, February 12
Jenks High School Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, February 21
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center

Thursday, February 22
Union High School Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, February 28
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Thursday, March 1
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Friday, March 2
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Sunday, March 4
Tulsa Performing Arts Center (FAMILY CONCERT)

Participating Schools

Tulsa Public Schools

Union Public Schools

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Jenks Public Schools

Sand Spring Public Schools

Bixby Public Schools

Owasso Public Schools

Berryhill Public Schools

Undercroft Montessori

Holy Family Cathedral School