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Link Up - The Orchestra Sings

April 4 - 5, 2018 | 9:45 & 11:15 am

Holland Performing Arts Center

Price: $5 per student (includes recorder, music book, and concert!)

Link Up, The Orchestra Sings, returns to Omaha from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute with an immersive recorder curriculum featuring: “Ode to Joy,” “Simple Gifts,” Dvorak’s “From the New World,” and more!

Composers create melodies, and when the orchestra plays these melodies, the orchestra sings! Students will discover the power of melody firsthand by learning to play the recorder, experimenting with composition, and performing with their Omaha Symphony in a culminating finale concert.  You do not want to miss this international sensation that is the “must do” addition for any music curriculum.

2017/18 Recorder Selections: 

• "To Make Words Sing"
• "Simple Melody"
• "Simple Gifts"
• "Ode to Joy" (in G Major!)
• Dvorak's "From the New World"
• Student Composition

Link Up Educator Kick-Off

September 22, 2017 • 5:30 – 7:15 pm
Holland Center

This mandatory session provides an overview of this year’s program, important performance details, and networking opportunities with fellow educators.  Following the session, attendees are invited to attend the Omaha Symphony’s performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.

Educator Resources:

Click here to access Link Up materials for The Orchestra Sings 2018.


“The best experience of my life!”
–Omaha, NE Student

“Link Up gives my students a chance to not only see the orchestra, but also play with them. It's a truly unique and interactive experience!”
–Council Bluffs, IA Music Educator

“This program and its resources have had a DIRECT impact on our instrumental music programs. Students' reading levels are quite a few pages ahead in the books at the same time of year as other schools who do not participate in this program.”
–Omaha, NE Educator

Designed to address the following standards: 

Nebraska Standards for Education, Music: FA 5.4.1-3, FA 8.4.1-3
Iowa Core Fine Arts Alignment, General Music: 1 – 7 

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