The Amarillo Symphony is pleased to bring you Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Swings, an educational concert experience designed for students in grades 3-5.
“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.
Students will explore the elements of rhythm, form, improvisation, and communication that make music swing. Repertoire highlights include Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 1, Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”, “When the Saints Go Marching In”, and other recognizable tunes with a jazzy twist. By connecting with and exploring the orchestra, creating, improvising, and making personal connections with music, the Amarillo Symphony will have students listening, interacting, and performing in this collaborative concert!
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. | 1:00 p.m.
Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Buchanan St.
Amarillo, TX 79101
With your support, more than 5,000 area youth are impacted by the Symphony Kids program every year. If you would like to partner with the Amarillo Symphony to provide access to great classical music for the youth of the Texas Panhandle, call us at 806-376-8782.