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School-Day Field Trips to Merrill Auditorium and the Portland Symphony!

 

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Coming May 12, 2025

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings in proud partnership with Carnegie Hall

 

In our 100th season, the Portland Symphony Orchestra is excited to partner with Carnegie Hall to bring Link Up: The Orchestra Sings to the 2025 Youth Concert. Link Up is a fully participatory, school-day concert program. Students will fill Merrill Auditorium to sing, play recorders, move, and listen along with the symphony from their seats. This program is designed for students in grades 3-5 but all are welcome and encouraged to participate! 

To register your class for the 2024-25 season Youth Concert please fill out our registration form here.

Register for a Youth Concert

 

For more information, reach out to PSO Director of Learning and Community Impact, McKenzie Blanchard, at mblanchard@portlandsymphony.org or 207-773-6128 x166. 

 
 

What to Expect at a Link Up Youth Concert

  • Students will participate from their seats in the audience by singing, moving, and playing recorders with the PSO. 
  •  Not every student will participate in the same way on every piece. Teachers are empowered to “choose their own adventure” with their class.
  • Not every piece is interactive, some will be a moment of listening only.

Resources Provided at No Cost to Participating Schools

  • Professional Development Workshop with PSO staff and musicians as well as additional Carnegie Hall Webinars
  •  The Link Up Curriculum: Teacher’s Guide and full student access to online curriculum
  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resources for Link Up and other education support, music, materials, and games
  • Ongoing individual support in preparation for the Link Up Concert

Responsibilities of Participating Schools

  • Providing a recorder for each participating student if applicable – discount is available at Peripole when you order recorders as a Link Up Partner
  •  Preparing students for the culminating Youth Concert using the provided materials
  • Transportation to and from Merrill Auditorium
  • $5 per person ticket fee invoiced from the PSO
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Coming in 2025… The Portland Symphony Orchestra partners with Carnegie Hall to present Link Up: The Orchestra Sings! Link Up is a fully participatory, school-day concert program. Students will fill Merrill Auditorium to sing, play recorders, move, and listen along with the symphony from their seats. This program is designed for students in grades 3-5 but all are welcome and encouraged to participate!

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