The ninth year of Make Music New York will take place on Sunday, June 21, the first day of summer, with hundreds of free participatory concerts in outdoor venues throughout New York City. Concerto for Buildings—by composers Paula Matthussen, Scott Wollschleger, and Daniel Goode—will be performed on Greene Street in Manhattan. The piece utilizes eight buildings that have hollow-cast-iron facades that resonate when struck. For the performance, Mantra Percussion, Mantra Youth Percussion, and musicians from the teen ensemble Face the Music will form an orchestra in the middle of the street. Also planned are Mass Appeal participatory concerts featuring ensembles of cellos, guitars, harmonicas, synthesizers, ukuleles, and Klezmer violins. Sousapalooza will feature more than 200 wind-band musicians from the tri-state area. A roving Clavinova Piano Bar will celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday in 2015 with singers and three piano trucks performing at multiple locations, and Exquisite Corpses will feature “improvised musical conversations” of poetry, art, and music inspired by Surrealists, at six New York cemeteries. Make Music New York is part of Make Music Day, taking place in more than 20 U.S. cities, and the international Fête de la Musique in 120 countries.
Posted June 19, 2015