Join the Philadelphia Music Community in celebrating Make Music Day on Sunday June 21st. Register your Make Music Philly event on the www.MakeMusicPhilly.org website where a full listing of events will be available starting Monday. Please check out the latest press release below for more info on how musicians and non-musicians can be a part of this year's mostly virtual celebration.
Make Music Philly will join over 85 U.S. cities across the US and 120 countries worldwide to celebrate Make Music Day this Sunday June 21st. Most, but not all, activities will be virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Philly is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice. Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and public spaces in Philly and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Day will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to cele-brate the joy of making music. Make Music Day 2020 helps to demonstrate the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.
Highlights of Make Music Philly 2020 include:
• LIVE-streamed Musical Performances by a dozen local musicians on the Make Mu-sic Philly Facebook page from Noon to 6 PM (www.facebook.com/MakeMusicPhilly). Performances will be simulcast on the popular Delco Quarantine Open Mic FB group.
• FMC Tower & Cira Centre in Philadelphia will join buildings and landmarks across the country lighting up in orange for #MakeMusicDay on the evening of June 21st
• Virtual Instrument Petting Zoo by local non-profit Keep Music Alive will be live-streamed June 20th at 2 PM on the Ridley Township Facebook page and share again on the Make Music Philly page on Sunday June 21st.
• Bedroom Studios – Help Philly Producer/DJ Ben ‘Arsenal’ Schneible assemble a new music track on June 21st by emailing in your samples that day. Visit website https://benarsenal.squarespace.com for more information.
Musicians can visit www.MakeMusicPhilly.org to register their in-person or virtual Make Music Philly events. A full schedule of Make Music Philly events will be displayed on the Make Mu-sic Philly Facebook page and www.MakeMusicPhilly.org beginning June 15th
Special Make Music Philly Preview with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO)
On Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m., the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), one of the nation’s most preeminent youth orchestra organizations, is hosting “An Evening of Harmony'', a virtual program that will focus on reflection, harmony, and unity within the community through music. Produced by event planner extraordinaire, Fred Stein, this one-hour virtual program will be co-hosted by Maestro Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of PYO, and Ehren Valme, a recent alumnus of PYO who is studying at the Juilliard School, with the live portion being presented at Settlement Music School, demonstrating a true collaboration of music educa-tion in the region. Music will be performed by various PYO orchestras and ensembles and in-dividual student and professional talent. It can be seen LIVE on Philadelphia Youth Orches-tra’s Facebook page at 8 PM. (https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiayouthorchestra)