Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Rocks
Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join orchestras around the world in this highly participatory program called The Orchestra Rocks. 3000 students will join the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra where they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform from their seats with the NFSO at a culminating concert at Mattie Kelly Arts Center.
Orchestras across the country and around the world are also taking part in Link Up. Partner orchestras can utilize any of the program materials—including teacher guides, student materials, concert scripts, and concert visuals—in their own communities.
Inspiring Artistry. Engaging Community.
"Everyone really loves classical music. They just don't know it yet. If they don't love it, they haven't experienced it under the right circumstances. The symphony is more than just an orchestra; it poses a global model of cooperation. A musician must adjust their belief system and values to serve the greater whole of the orchestra. No one person is more important than another and the cooperation creates a magical, effortless sounding event that inspires the soul."
-Devin Patrick Hughes, Niwot Country Living Magazine