Link Up: The Orchestra Moves

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 Moves. This is a national program of 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.

Dates and Times

April 11 and 12, 2018   |   9:30am or 11:00am performances   |   Christian Life Academy
April 13, 2018    |   9:30am or 11:00am performances   |   The Church – St. Amant Campus

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 2017-18

How Much Does Link Up Cost?
Tickets for students are only $5.00.  If your school qualifies as a Title I School, tickets are $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 via the Carnegie Hall website.  We will even streamline the information and send you everything needed through email.  If your students do not play instruments, they can still participate fully 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.  PLUS all EBR teachers can earn one CLU credit for attending!  Here are the dates:

October 28, 2017 at Bluebonnet Public Library 10:00am and 1:00pm.
January 13, 2018 (Location is TBA) 10:00am and 1:00pm. 

What Are We Going to Hear?
Link Up features some of world’s greatest music and composers.  This year’s featured repertoire includes:

  • Mendelssohn: A Midummer Night’s Dream – Nocturne (Student play-along)
  • Offenbach: Can-Can
  • Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • J. Strauss II: The Blue Danube (Student play or sing-along)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  • Bizet: “Toreador” from Carmen (Student sing-along)
  • Andre Filho: Cidade Maravilhosa (Student sing-along)

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.