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OVER 10,000 LOCAL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3–5 TO TAKE PART IN LINK UP, AN INTERACTIVE LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE, ON MARCH 1, 7, & 9 AT BENAROYA HALL

Press Release:

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

“The concert was electrifying.... It was one of the most phenomenal things I have ever experienced in my 28 years of teaching.”
– Seattle Public School Teacher

1,900 Students Also Participate in Teaching Artist Residency Programs Link Up Uses Hands-On Music Education Curriculum from Carnegie Hall

Seattle, WA — On March 1, 7, and 9, Link Up: Seattle Symphony will engage over 10,000 students and teachers in 116 public and private schools from 33 school districts across the Puget Sound region in an unforgettable experience when they join the Seattle Symphony in a live performance. Following months of preparation in their own schools led by their classroom teachers, music teachers or Seattle Symphony Teaching Artists, students will become part of the orchestra by singing and playing the recorder and other instruments from their seats.

Laura Reynolds, Director of Education & Community Engagement: “Link Up not only connects students to a live orchestra experience, but also encourages them to fully participate in the music-making process. Teachers report that their students not only learn music through this program, but they also learn citizenship, teamwork and

perseverance. We believe the arts are a powerful vehicle for engaging kids in school and we’re thrilled that our partner schools are enthusiastic about sharing this unique experience with their students.”





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