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.

For more information, please call 973.735.1733, or email education@njsymphony.org.

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Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks

  • Friday, April 4, 2025 at 9:45 am | New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
  • Thursday, April 10, 2025 at 10:30 am | Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

Check back on Friday, March 1 for details and registration for our 2024–25 Concerts for Young People performances.

More Info for Link Up: The Orchestra Sings
May 1, 2024 
2023-24 Season

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Concerts for Young People

Students will discover how musicians play their instruments to create a feeling that the whole orchestra is singing. Together we’ll discover the wonders of melody by uncovering melodic shapes, patterns, and storytelling. The Link Up program addresses National Core Arts Standards for Music.

Performed in Morristown and Newark

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

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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.