Link Up is a Carnegie Hall designed program that provides music educators with special tools to prepare their students to perform with the Cape Symphony right from their seats in the audience. Students in grades 3-5 will sing and play recorder in a highly interactive concert that strives to recruit the next generation of talented Cape Cod musicians!
2018-19 Season: The Orchestra Swings
April 28, 1pm | Cape Cod Community College, Tilden Arts Center
Featuring: Cape Symphony | Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
CJazz directed by Bart Weisman with vocal soloist, Mary George
This concert is for participating schools and students only (this season is full!).
Elementary school music educators from Cape Cod are also invited to attend to see if this program is right for their school!
2019-20 Season: TBA
Our goal is to expand the program to reach more schools and students across the Cape and inspire and recruit new students for their band, choir, and orchestra programs.
Please contact Kyle Spraker, Director of Community Outreach and Education if interested in taking part.
More about Link Up:
In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, the Cape Conservatory is participating in Link Up: The Orchestra Swings, a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), during the 2018–2019 season. The nearly 300 students participating in Link Up will attend a culminating concert on April 28th at Tilden Arts Center (Cape Cod Community College) where they will sing and play the recorder (or violin) with the Cape Symphony from their seats. This performance often serves as a students’ first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied.
For more than 30 years Link Up has paired orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Link Up addresses the urgent need for music instruction and resources by providing a free, high quality, year-long curriculum that teachers can implement along with classroom materials, online video and audio resources. Additionally, it provides professional development and support necessary to make the program an engaging experience for students.
The Cape Conservatory is one of more than 110 national and international organizations chosen for this program. Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with professional, community, and university orchestras across the US and around the world to support their existing education programs and strengthen their partnerships with local schools. In 2018–2019, Link Up will partner with sites in the US, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Spain, Kenya, and Japan, to serve approximately 450,000 students and teachers globally. Visit carnegiehall.org/LinkUp for a complete list of participants and further details.