Four Conservatory students will work with the Kansas City Symphony in its new Link Up Education concerts on May 9 and 10. The students are Angela Schroder, alto, senior; Marit Evans, soprano, senior; Bryan Pinkall, tenor, doctoral student; and Chris Carr, baritone, master’s student. Schroder, Evans and Pinkall are song leaders. Chris Carr is a baritone soloist.
The Kansas City Symphony joined Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program that pairs orchestras across the country with students in grades 3 through 5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire. Through a hands-on music curriculum, students discover how composers create musical movement using elements, such as motif, melodic direction, steps and leaps, dynamics and orchestration.
Exploring a range of orchestral repertoire, students sing, play the recorder, compose and perform in a culminating concert with the Symphony in Helzberg Hall. The schools will receive curriculum guides featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder, reading and notating music and composing and improvising music. Students will receive soprano recorders free of charge.
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