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 The Paducah Symphony Orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra rocks. Orchestras across the country and around the world are taking part in Link Up. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is one of more than 100 national and international organizations chosen for this program, provided by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The PSO will provide professional development to local music teachers throughout the school year using high-quality program materials developed by Carnegie Hall. This instructional support enables teachers to prepare students for the concert, where they will have the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied.