The year 2014 marks the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two of America’s most historically significant eras: the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement, respectively. This concert will feature music, old and new, which captures the spirit of these important times in American history. Complementing the music will be student performances of some powerful historical speeches honoring America’s fight for “liberty and justice for all.”
Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, guides students and teachers in grades 3-5 through a yearlong exploration of orchestral repertoire. The Hartford Symphony will discover what makes music rock as we look at how composers and musicians play with rhythm, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. Through the Link Up repertoire, students will take part in a culminating performance by singing and playing recorder with the orchestra. Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute provides each student with a workbook and all participating teachers with a curriculum.