The Explorer Experience, which provides live full-orchestra concerts for elementary and middle school students—often their very first live concert experiences. During the 2017-18 season, we successfully launched a new partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute by presenting “Link Up: The Orchestra Sings.” Link Up is an interactive concert format developed and shared by Carnegie Hall. 

Teachers prepare their students by working with a high-quality curriculum throughout the school year, which culminates in attending a Delaware Symphony concert where students will be encouraged to participate by singing and playing recorder or violin with the orchestra from their seats. The DSO will provide the curriculum and recorders, if needed. The Delaware symphony had 2300 students and teachers attend 3 concerts in Wilmington and Dover. We provided reduced-fee tickets to over 1000 Title 1 students and provided over 1200 recorders to students and schools in need.

During the 2018-2019 season, the DSO will present “Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks.” 

The Orchestra Rocks

One universal element of music is rhythm. Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. A consistent groove can unite musicians, singers, and audiences in an experience of listening and performing together. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra rocks!


Repertoire highlights include:

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Orff’s Carmina Burana

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

Holst’s The Planets


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