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Western Piedmont Symphony—Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

February 13, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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A Schaefer Center Presents and APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series event

In partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the Western Piedmont Symphony brings Link Up: The Orchestra Sings to the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts for a live performance for family audiences, an extension of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series.

Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program introduces elementary age students to the orchestra by helping them to become a part of it. Students all over the country and around the world come together with their local orchestras to learn about, listen to, and perform great music.

Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

Concert repertoire includes: “Come to Play,” Finale from The Firebird Suite, “New World Symphony,” “Ode to Joy,” “Oye,” “Simple Gifts,” “To Make Words Sing” and “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Appalachian Spring.

Learn the tunes ahead of time and join in the music making! Come early and meet the members of the symphony orchestra in the Schaefer Center lobby! Bring the entire family!

For educational information about Link Up: The Orchestra Sings, click here.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Family Audiences
STUDY GUIDE: to come
LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY WITH THE MUSICIANS: 2-3pm in the Schaefer Center lobby
CONCERT LENGTH: Approximately 45 minutes
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact the Box Office at
theschaefercenter@appstate.edu / 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

In-person: $10 adults; $5 students (with proof of enrollment in a K-12 school or homeschool).

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 | 3pm
Lobby opens at 2pm for activity with the musicians

The Schaefer Center is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists. We are following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. Appalachian State University currently requires the use of a face covering in all indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. 
In addition, the Schaefer Center has extra hand sanitizing stations, masks available, and a paperless ticketing option. Seating for our fall concerts will be general admission to allow folks to find a seat where they feel most comfortable.


Mission Statement:
To enrich and engage the communities of Western North Carolina through high quality symphonic music with creative, relevant performances and educational opportunities for all ages
For 57 years the Western Piedmont Symphony has accomplished our mission by providing exceptional classical music with a wide variety of classically trained guest artists which are accompanied by highly trained and talented orchestra members.
From the very beginning, Western Piedmont Symphony has provided music and music education to the very young and the young at heart.  Thousands upon thousands of children throughout the years remember their first taste of the classics at an in-school concert sponsored by WPS.
To learn more about the Western Piedmont Symphony, click here.
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Christy Chenausky
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The APPlause! 2021-22 season has been generously supported by a grant from the JAMES G. HANES MEMORIAL FUND

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February 13, 2022
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
733 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28607 United States