April 7 & April 8, 2021

Link Up

Save the Date!

The Orchestra Rocks! 2021

April 7 & 8, 2021
9:45AM & 11:15AM

The Orchestra Moves! 2020

Link Up The Orchestra Moves, returns to Omaha from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute with an immersive recorder curriculum featuring: "The Blue Danube," "Toreador" from Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro and more! Don't miss this revamped experience!

By any definition, music moves. As organized sound, music moves through time. We can perceive music as moving through space from high to low, filling the spaces in between with harmonies, timbres, and textures. Music moves us, evoking a full range of emotional responses, and music compels us to move our bodies and create dance. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover all the interwoven ways that the orchestra moves.

$5 per student includes curriculum and a concert experience!

School sets of recorders will be provided for this program

2019/20 Recorder Selections

  • "Come to Play"
  • "The Blue Danube"
  • "Barcarolle"
  • "Un, Dos, Tres"
  • Student Composition

Link Up Educator Kick-Off

September 20, 2019 • 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 featuring Dvorak's New World Symphony and a new commission for the Trans-Continental Railroad.


“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