Music Discovery is now link up

Link Up

LSO Music Discovery Concerts are now Link Up!

Introduce your students to the orchestra by helping them get ready to become a part of it!

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is participating in Link Up – The Orchestra Rocks, a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, during the 2020-2021 season. Link Up is a hands-on music program for students in grades 3–5 that explores orchestral repertoire in the classroom while preparing students to sing and play recorders or string instruments from home in a culminating virtual LSO Link Up concert in May 2021. If you teach recorder, singing, or beginning violin, this program is a must!

Become a Link Up Teacher   

  1. Complete the online registration form by clicking on the appropriate button to the right to reserve your school’s/homeschool child’s Link Up participation.  
  2. Attend a virtual Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop (more information below). 
  3. Use the materials provided by Carnegie Hall to prepare your students for the Link Up concert – most teachers start preparing after winter break.** 
  4. Participate in the ultimate cumulative assessment of student learning, the Link Up concert, where your students perform along with the LSO musicians. 

**Students will need to provide their own soprano recorders or violins.

Link Up Materials

Link Up materials, including student workbooks and teacher guides, will be available soon online on Carnegie Hall’s website. In the meantime, check out some of their other incredible resources!

Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Attendance at a Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop is required for all teachers.

The Orchestra Rocks workshops for the 2020-2021 school year will be made available on the LSO website in mid-November.

Link Up Concerts

The Orchestra Rocks

Livestream will be made available by May 17, 2021 and will be posted at least through May 28, 2021.

Recommended for grades 3-5 – also perfect for homeschool students of all ages.

One universal element of music is rhythm. Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. A consistent groove can unite musicians, singers, and audiences in an experience of listening and performing together. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra rocks.

This is a national program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute 


Livestreams May 17 – 28, 2021
Virtual Concert*


*All homeschoolers must register to receive access to the virtual concert

Non-School District of Lancaster Schools

Livestreams May 17 – 28, 2021
Virtual Concert*

*All schools must register to receive access to the virtual concert

Changing Lives Through Music

Introducing children to symphonic music and instruments, nurturing their love of music and making music accessible to all is integral to our mission. Programs like our Music Discovery Experience create opportunities to inspire young musicians and enrich our community.

Contact Us 

Are you interested in learning more about this program or how you can get involved? Please send us a message and we will be in contact as soon as possible.

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