Concerts for Young People

Link up with your New Jersey Symphony!

These popular Link Up concerts are a hit year after year with students and teachers alike, sparking imaginations with music that is sure to excite. Seats are filling quickly. Reserve today! 

Cost: $8 per patron.

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More Info for Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks
Apr 4 - 10, 2025 
2024-25 Season

Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks

Concerts for Young People

Music rocks when it is powerful and edgy, and when it propels both audiences and performers into motion. By exploring musical pulse, rhythm, movement, and timbre through the Link Up curriculum and concert repertoire, students will discover what makes the orchestra rock! The Link Up program addresses National Core Arts Standards for Music.

Performed in Newark and Morristown

What is Link Up?

For more than 30 years, Link Up—a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI)—has paired orchestras with students in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert where they sing or play the recorder or violin with the orchestra from their seats.

Link Up provides a free, high-quality, yearlong curriculum that teachers can implement, along with classroom materials, online video and audio resources, and the professional development and support necessary to make the program an engaging experience for students.

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

Sponsors make this program possible. Thank you!

  • Marjorie Bunnell Charitable Fund
  • Merck Foundation
  • New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • Rosalind Pio Costa Foundation
  • Turrell Fund
  • Victoria Foundation


This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.