Madison Symphony Orchestra, Link Up 2021
The Orchestra Sings!
Randal Swiggum, host
Featuring: The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Vincent Hardaker, Conductor
Greg Zelek, Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra
Come To Play
Largo from the “New World” Symphony
Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5
Ode To Joy
Ludwig van Beethoven
Variations on a Shaker Melody
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Randal Swiggum, Conductor
Link Up is a music education program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that gives students in grades 3-5 the opportunity to explore music through a yearlong curriculum of classroom activities during which they learn to play the soprano recorder. A culminating concert brings the students into Overture’s Capitol Theater to perform with the MSO! Link Up 2022 is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
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This year, the MSO is presenting The Orchestra Sings, which is all about melody. Classroom activities will guide students through the exploration of popular orchestra repertoire, and students will learn to play popular classical melodies such as Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on recorder. The lessons will also develop students’ skills in listening, note-reading, rhythm, improvisation, composition, and ensemble and rehearsal skills.
I enjoyed performing with you and it sounded very nice. I hope I see you again. I had a lot of fun!
A principal from [another school] was there and said it was the best educational field trip he had ever been to!!
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Produced in partnership with Mirror 34 Productions.
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Thank you to our generous funding partners
Major funding provided by
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Additional funding provided by
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Wisconsin Arts Board support comes with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.