Link Up: The Orchestra Sings
The A2SO is excited to partner with Carnegie Hall to bring the music education program Link Up to schools in Southeast Michigan. Link Up was created by Carnegie Hall to unite the classroom with the concert hall.
The Orchestra Sings explores orchestral repertoire through hands-on music curriculum. The program of skills-based and creative work in the classroom culminates with a lively interactive concert, where students are given the chance to demonstrate what they have learned by singing and playing recorder with the A2SO from their seats in the audience.
Participating schools receive
- A Link Up curriculum guide for each teacher with accompanying CD and DVD
- A Link Up workbook for each student
- Professional Development opportunities
The Orchestra Sings explores how composers create great melodies through singing, recorder performance, and active listening challenges.
- Beethoven, Ode to Joy
- Dvorak, New World Symphony
- Stravinsky, Finale from the Firebird Suite
- Traditional, I Bought me a Cat
- Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto first movement
- Offenbach, Can-Can
- Strauss, The Blue Danube
- Mendelssohn, Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Beethoven, Symphony No. 5
- Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, performed by Hannah White, Junior Division First Place Laureate of the 2015 Annual Sphinx Competition
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's performance of Link Up: The Orchestra Sings is sponsored by Mardi Gras Fund, Claudia and Thomans Larson, University Of Michigan Credit Union, Worthington Family Foundation, MCACA and the National Endowment for the Arts.