Link Up! Carnegie Hall Program

What is Link Up?

In Link Up, students in grades 3–5 are invited to join the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera in an interactive and engaging program. Students learn to sing and play orchestral repertoire through the hands-on Link Up curriculum, then perform along with the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera from their seats in a highly participatory culmination concert at the Community Center Theater.

Click here to see what the program looks like in action with local Sacramento students!

Our Programs

The Orchestra Swings

“Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance that grew alongside the music; and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket.” Though swing is characteristically associated with jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing.

During the 2018 - 2019 season, Link Up will feature The Orchestra Swings. Children will discover a range of orchestral repertoire; students will sing, play the recorder and/or other instruments, and perform in a culminating concert at the Sacramento Community Center Theater on Friday, April 26, 2019.




Every classroom registered for the Link Up concert program receives the tools and resources to prepare students for the final concert. All Link Up Concert Program participants receive:

  • Link Up student guide for each student
  • Link Up teacher guide for each teacher
  • Professional development workshops & online resources for teachers
  • Admission to the culminating Link Up concert at the Sacramento Community Center Theater



Teachers, bring your students to the culminating Link Up Concert from one of two concert times:

  • Professional development sessions to be scheduled. 
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 – Community Center Theater – 10:15am & 11:35am


If you have questions or need more information about Link Up, please contact our Senior Director, Community Engagement, Julian C. Dixon at (o) 916.476.5982, (c) 916.708.1333 or 

If you have questions or need more information regarding logistics, please contact Charla Lawson at 


For more information about the Link Up program and four curriculum offerings, please click here