Any Given Child & Carnegie Hall's Link Up
Any Given Child
The goal of the Any Given Child Initiative, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is to assist communities in developing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. For the past two years, the Tulsa Community Arts Team, comprised of representatives from TPS, local arts organizations, the city of Tulsa, local philanthropic organizations and higher education have worked together under the guidance of The Kennedy Center to develop a plan specific to Tulsa that connects ALL TPS students in grades K-8 with the first rate arts resources our community has to offer.
In 2011, Tulsa was chosen as the 5th city in the US to partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child Initiative, and in 2013 became a stand alone initiative for which The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa acts as a fiscal sponsor.
Tulsa Symphony is excited to present their 5th season of Carnegie Hall Link Up! This year’s program, entitled “The Orchestra Swings,” focuses on the magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing. Tulsa Symphony looks forward to performing with the 20,000 students and teachers locally who are a part of this world-renowned, highly-engaging program.
“Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance that grew alongside the music; and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket.” Though swing is characteristically associated with jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance, we will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing.
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
This Season’s Concert Dates
Tuesday, February 4
Mary Glass Performing Arts Center, Owasso High School
Wednesday, February 12
Jenks High School Performing Arts Center
Thursday, February 27
Union High School Performing Arts Center
Thursday, April 30
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Allen Bowden Public Schools
Berryhill Public Schools
Bixby Public Schools
Broken Arrow Public Schools
Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools
Jenks Public Schools
Marquette Catholic School
Muskogee Public Schools
Owasso Public Schools
Pryor Public Schools
Sand Spring Public Schools
Tulsa Public Schools
Union Public Schools
Verdigris Public Schools
All Saints Catholic School
Cookson Hills School
Holy Family Cathedral School
Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy
Marquette Catholic School
Know a school that would like to join Link Up? Contact email@example.com to learn how.