Link Up

Link Up 2024
“The Orchestra Swings”

Deanna Tham, Conductor

Register now for the Link Up curriculum and concert

May 2 at 10:30 am
May 2 at 12 pm
May 3 at 10:30 am
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Must register by November 30, 2023

“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 characteristic of jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with an orchestra and jazz ensemble, we will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing. This curriculum is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are involved in weekly music classes taught by music specialists. We are currently not able to accommodate home schoolers.

The Orchestra Swings on stageYour school receives at NO COST:

  • A two-hour Professional Development workshop and additional optional Carnegie Hall webinars
  • The Link Up Teacher’s Guide and full student access to the online curriculum
  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resources for Link Up and other education support music, materials, and games
  • Ongoing individual support in preparation for the Link Up concert

Link Up Partner Schools are responsible for:

  • Provide recorder for each participating student (Link Up discount if ordered from Peripole)
  • Teach the Link Up curriculum in the classroom and prepare students for success in the concert
  • Provide transportation to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • Ensure that the $5 per student program fee (FREE to schools with 85% + of students in the Free/Reduced Lunch program) is paid in full. One chaperone per ten students will be admitted into the concert for free. Additional chaperones may attend for $5 per person.

If you think this amazing and unique program and concert are for you and your students:

Register Here

Please download the form and fill out both pages and mail or email in the order

  • Register with the Oregon Symphony by the Nov. 30, 2023 deadline
  • Return an Agreement of Participation signed by your School’s Principal
  • Attend the free 2-hour Professional Development workshop date/locations TBD in Fall 2023

Questions? Contact us at  503-416-6364 or


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