link up concerts

Making Musical Moves

Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, pairs orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert, in which they sing and play recorders or string instruments with the orchestra from their seats. Students also compose and perform their own pieces inspired by the orchestral repertoire studied.


Instrument Petting Zoo

Safari through the sounds of the Symphony!

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra‘s Instrument Petting Zoo brings community members a fun, hands-on musical experience - at no cost! Symphony Zookeepers will introduce you to the four different instrument families found in the orchestra - brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Through a guided experience you’ll learn about how each one creates a unique sound and how to make some noise on your own!


Open Rehearsals

Our free Open Rehearsals are the perfect learning opportunity for students and community groups to experience an exclusive look behind the curtain and witness how Modesto Symphony Orchestra concerts come together. We invite your group to join us and see how our conductor and musicians work together in harmony.