Mar 21, 2014 2:05 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Students, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra participate in Carnegie Hall's Link Up program

Today, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra performed the Link Up concert with approximately 2,000 students at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Link Up! is a unique educational experience that enables students in grades 3-5 to sing, compose, play the recorder, and explore orchestral repertoire over a school year. The students explore a core of musical concepts each year by use of materials provided free-of-charge by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI). Instructors guide students in participating in exploring music through a composer's lens, with students participating in active music making in the classroom, performing repertoire on recorder, voice, or body percussion and taking in creative work such as composing their own pieces inspired by the orchestral music they have studied.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra collaborated with Carnegie Hall's WMI to present WMI's Link Up! program. This year's theme was "The Orchestra Rocks!" Link Up! students explored rhythm, pulse, and groove, drawing on selections such as Gustav Holst's "Mars-the Bringer of War" from The Planets and "O Fortuna!" from the Carmina Burana."The Orchestra Rocks" also included an exciting drumline piece that would feature percussion students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Participating schools:

· Dozier Elementary
· Epiphany Day School
· Episcopal School of Acadiana
· Ernest Gallet Elementary
· Evangeline Elementary
· Forked Island Elementary
· Herod Elementary
· Indian Bayou Elementary
· J.S. Clarke Magnet Academy Choir
· Lafayette High School Fine Arts Survey Classes
· LeBlanc Elementary
· L. Leo Judice Elementary
· Myrtle Place Elementary
· Plantation Elementary
· Ridge Elementary
· St. Pius Elementary Band and Choir
· Woodvale Elementary
· Youngsville Middle Choir





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