STEVENS POINT —  In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra is participating in Link Up “The Orchestra Sings,” a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, during the 2018–2019 season.

Roughly 2,000 fourth-graders participating in Link Up will attend one of three culminating concerts on March 14 at Sentry Theater, where they will sing and play the recorder with the orchestra from their seats. Students from Portage, Marathon, Wood, Waushara, Waupaca and Shawano counties will participate.

The CWSO’s Dorothy Vetter Memorial Education Concerts often serve as students’ first concert experience and provide them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied while encouraging further participation in school instrumental music programs.

For more than 30 years, Link Up has paired orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum.

CWSO is one of more than 110 national and international organizations chosen for this program. For more information about the CWSO, call 715-345-7726 or visit