The Milwaukee Symphony partners with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to bring the Link Up program to our community. Link Up pairs orchestras across the country with students in grades 3-5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestra repertoire through a year-long, hands-on music curriculum.

Your school will receive:

  • Link Up curriculum guide for teachers
  • A classroom set of 40 Link Up workbooks*
  • Professional development session
  • Access to online resources, including audio and visual, via Carnegie Hall’s website
  • An interactive Link Up concert featuring the MSO

Your school will need to provide transportation to and from the Link Up Concert and, if possible, recorders for students to participate in the curriculum. If you do not have recorders and/or are not able to purchase them, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will provide recorders for your students.

* Carnegie Hall has been gradually transitioning from printed curriculum materials to digital resources, in an effort to make their materials more interactive and dynamic. Rather than make this change all at once, they will be providing printed teacher guides to every teacher who is actively teaching Link Up in the coming season. All Link Up teachers will also receive a classroom set of 40 student guides for use in their classroom. Digital Resource Guides to be accessed, downloaded, and utilized can be found here.

► Learn more about Link Up at the Carnegie Hall website.


The Orchestra SINGS

March 10, 2020
10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. | Uihlein Hall

The March 10th 10:30 a.m. performance of The Orchestra Sings is sold out.



Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Amy Katzman, flute, 2019 Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Competition Winner

Thomas Cabaniss: Come to Play
Traditional: “Simple Gifts”
Copland: “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Appalachian Spring
Dvořák, arr. Cabaniss: New World Symphony, movement 2 (Largo)
Thomas Cabaniss: “To Make Words Sing”
Borne: Carmen Fantasy, featuring Amy Katzman, 2019 Stars of Tomorrow Winner
Stravinksy: Finale from The Firebird Suite
Beethoven, arr. Cabaniss: “Ode to Joy”
Papoulis: “Oye”

The Milwaukee Symphony partners with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to bring the Link Up program to our community. Melody is a universal element of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, students explore the ways composers and musicians use melodies to “sing” in this culminating concert with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


Download the Link Up concert order form

“We are still digesting the magnificent experience we had at Link Up: “The Orchestra Rocks”. The anticipation and excitement before the concert was great, and the performance was phenomenal. These children will carry the music themes and memories their whole lives.”

- Peggy Paar, General Music Teacher at Roosevelt Elementary, Wauwatosa.

"I liked that the show was interactive; like when we would sing and play the recorder. I liked that most of the songs were intense and exciting.”

-Sage, Roosevelt School student