The Bob and Jeri Nims

Young People’s Concerts

The Orchestra Swings, in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program

LPO’s 2022-23 Young People’s Concerts with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program:

What is it? 
It is supplementary material that goes along with the Young People’s Concert in which students are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program.  They learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert with the LPO. 

During the 2022-23 season, they will participate in The Orchestra Swings.  This curriculum that can be interwoven into your current plans and is accompanied by student and teacher workbooks, recordings, and supplemental materials that can all be found online.  And it is all free!

Who Can Participate?
2nd-8th graders from any school or music program are invited! There are participatory parts for singing, recorders, or stringed instruments. Not a music teacher? No worries – there’s a teacher guide to help you along the way!

When and Where:
February 8, 2023 ▪ 10 AM* and 11:30 AM ▪ Jefferson Performing Arts Center
February 9, 2023 ▪ 10 AM and 11:30 AM ▪ Slidell Municipal Auditorium
February 10, 2023 ▪ 9:30 AM* and 11:30 AM ▪ Chalmette Cultural Arts Center

Jazz and classical music merge in this exciting curriculum created by Carnegie
Hall’s Link Up program. Developing music students have the chance to play or
sing along with the orchestra from their audience seats during select works,
such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Duke’s Place,”
“I Got Rhythm,” and our local favorite, “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

*These events will feature a winner from our Young Artists’ Concerto Competition.

How Much:
$6/student ($3/ Title I student)
1 adult free with every 10 students

How to Register:
To register for an event with 11 or more, please email Education Coordinator Tori Lambert at

To register for an event with 10 or less, reserve your tickets below. ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR ENTRY.

Teachers click here to view and download the Teacher’s Guide.

The Bob and Jeri Nims Foundation

programs are supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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