Link Up: The Orchestra rocks

Since 1947 the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra has presented youth concerts of live orchestral music specifically designed to awaken imagination, elicit a passion for music, and excite creativity in the young people of Southern Louisiana.

This season we are thrilled to present Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks. This is a national program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Link Up is a completely interactive concert for students in grades 2-8 that allows students to attend a culminating concert where they can sing, play recorder, or any other instrument along with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

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Dates and Times

February 4, 2020   |   9:30am or 11:00am performances   |   Istrouma Baptist Church

Have a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do My Students Attend Link Up?
Click this link to download a registration form: BRSO Link Up Registration Form 2019-20
Fill out the form and send it back via email or standard mail. Our contact information is at the bottom of the form.

How Much Does Link Up Cost?
Link Up with the BRSO is a steal! Tickets for students are only $5.00. 
If your school qualifies as a Title I School, tickets are only $1.00.
Adult tickets (teachers and chaperones) are also $5.00.  For every ten students registered, we will provide one free adult ticket.

How Do My Students Prepare for  Link Up?
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute has made it so easy for teachers to incorporate music into their daily curriculum.  All of the materials are downloadable right here on our website. Even if your students do not play instruments, they can still participate by singing along with the orchestra!

I Don’t Know ANYTHING About Music, Can I Still Sign My Students Up?
If you don’t know anything about music, you’re exactly the people who should come! You don’t need to be a music teacher, this program is designed for any subject.  Your students will learn, enjoy, and appreciate the symphony in an interactive and engaging way.

The BRSO has your back!  We will hold professional development workshops designed to teach you the repertoire, and answer any questions or concerns.  They are not mandatory, but they will help if you need it. Just choose the date you would like to attend on your registration form. Here are the available dates:

1:00pm on October 13, 2019 at the Baton Rouge Symphony Office located at 9635 Fenway Ave. Suite B
1:00pm on November 17, 2019 at the Baton Rouge Symphony Office located at 9635 Fenway Ave. Suite B

What Are We Going to Hear?
Link Up features some of world’s greatest music and composers.  The Orchestra Sings concert includes the following repertoire and more!

  • Verdi: Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore (Student play-along and sing-along)

  • Tchaikovsky: In the Field Stood a Birch Tree (Student play-along and sing-along)

  • Stravinsky: “Dance of the Adolescents” from The Rite of Spring (Student interaction)

  • Holst: “Mars” from The Planets

BRSO is generously supported by the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge and by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. 

BRSO also receives substantial support from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.