Carnegie Hall Link Up: The Orchestra Moves
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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.


By any definition, music moves. Melody, rhythm, and harmony all change, shift, and develop. When an orchestra plays for us, we may notice more than one kind of movement. On the outside, we can hear sounds move as the musicians change their pitches, rhythms, and dynamics. We can see the musicians’ bodies move as they play. On the inside, we may feel our emotions moving and changing in response to the music we hear. Sometimes music might even create a sense of physical movement as sounds become heavier or lighter, rise up or tumble down. Through the Carnegie Hall Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and culminating interactive performance with Tulsa Symphony, students will discover how the orchestra moves.

Carnegie Hall Link Up :The Orchestra Moves

This season, TSO is providing Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program for more than 18,500 Tulsa-area students and teachers. Learn more about Link Up through the Carnegie Hall website.

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.

Tulsa Symphony Link Up Partners 

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This Season’s Concert Dates

Wednesday, February 6
Mary Glass Performing Arts Center, Owasso High School

Tuesday, February 12
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center

Thursday, February 28
Union High School Performing Arts Center

Monday, May 6
Jenks High School Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, May 8-10
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Participating Schools

All Saints Catholic School
Berryhill Public Schools
Bixby Public Schools
Broken Arrow Public Schools
Holy Family Cathedral School
Homeschool Students
Jenks Public Schools
Marquette Catholic School
Muskogee Public Schools
Owasso Public Schools
Sand Spring Public Schools
Tulsa Public Schools
Undercroft Montessori
Union Public Schools
Verdigris Public Schools

Know a school that would like to join Link Up? Contact to learn how.


Choreography tutorial