Students "Link Up" To Perform With The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

By: Brittany Bedi
May 13, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tallahassee students and the Tallahassee Symphony team up to make beautiful music.

More than 900 elementary school students filled Ruby Diamond Auditorium. Some were playing the recorder, violin, viola, cello, or singing. They had the opportunity to perform with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra as part of its first “Link Up” program.

The curriculum teaches students to play instruments and sing. The performance at Ruby Diamond Auditorium serves as a concert and educational opportunity.

Kate Kyle is the director of patron services with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. She says that the “Link Up” program gives students a chance to try an instrument. The concert is the first concert experience for many students as well.

"Music is part of our humanity and it allows us to express our emotions, says Kyle. “All the studies are showing that it helps kids learning, with math, with reading, with rhythm, with patterns. It's important for them to express themselves."

The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra hopes to continue the “Link Up” program during the 2016-2017 school year.