Link Up Concerts are not open to the public but are produced free for the greater Holland area fourth grade students and their teachers as a culmination event with Holland Symphony. Students perform the music and skills they have learned throughout the year. Link Up, a program by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, collaborates with local orchestras, schools, and communities in a year-long curriculum that explores orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills. Students, primarily fourth-graders, learn singing, recorder playing, listening skills, and gain knowledge about the orchestra and instrument families, along with engaging in creative work and composition.
Join us for the spring concert of the Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras. Tickets are only sold at the door. There are three levels of experience in HSYO: Holland Area Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra of high school age, Holland Area Chamber Strings is a middle school string orchestra, and Holland Area Junior Strings is a beginning string orchestra. The Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras aim to foster a culture of excellence, providing students with opportunities for growth in musicianship through individual and ensemble practice. The objectives include exploring diverse musical styles, enhancing aesthetic awareness through the performance of standard orchestral repertoire, building self-discipline, promoting a commitment to excellence, and strengthening connections with the broader Holland community and schools through music outreach.
**Rescheduled! Please note the new date!** On January 27, 2024, at 1:00 PM, witness the musical brilliance of eleven high school students competing in the Holland Symphony Orchestra’s Norbert Mueller Young Artist Competition/Recital. Admission is free. In a recital format, audience members can enjoy the students' accomplished performances. Judges will select three winners, awarding prizes from $500 to $150. The competition, a unique showcase of young talent from various schools playing diverse instruments, is underwritten by an endowment from the legacy of Norbert Mueller, a former Chicago Symphony violinist and advocate for young musicians. The Holland Symphony Orchestra proudly honors Mueller's legacy with this special event.