Posted on 15 December 2015
by Dave Ruder
New this year for Make Music Winter is composer Ravi Kittappa‘s piece Decantations. Kittappa wrote this piece as part of […]
Make Music New York Inc. is a NYC-based nonprofit that organizes two annual, participatory musical celebrations: Make Music New York on June 21st, the summer solstice, and Make Music Winter on December 21st, the winter solstice.
Now in its tenth year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 700 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.
Completely different from a typical music festival, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part.
Over 1,000 MMNY concerts have taken place in each of the last six years.
The next Make Music New York is on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Make Music Winter, first launched in 2011, is a free, outdoor musical event each December 21st that turns audiences into music makers. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual Unsilent Night – the boombox parade that has become an international tradition – Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with twelve participatory musical parades on the winter solstice, running the gamut of musical genres.
Parade partners in 2015 included the Bronx Music Heritage Center, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Friends of the High Line, Prospect Park Alliance, El Puente, and many more. The full 2015 schedule is listed on the Make Music Winter page.
The next Make Music Winter is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.