Saturday, June 21, 2014
Bryant Park, W. 41st Street and 6th Ave
3:00 PM and 4:30 PM
This year Make Music New York is excited to present Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale – declared “one of the great ceremonial pieces of all time” by critic Virgil Thomson – in a massive wind band experience unlike any other.
Led by conductor Jeff W. Ball of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, the performance will unite hundreds of wind band players from across the region in New York’s Bryant Park.
Watch a video of the performance by YouTube user musicnow4life:
And you’re invited to join the band! Whether you are a professional or amateur, an individual or a band director, a student or a teacher with your own private studio, we invite you and your colleagues to be part of it.
Featuring members of:
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
Brooklyn Wind Symphony
Columbia Summer Winds
Grand Street Community Band
Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps
Manhattan Wind Ensemble
Montclair State University
West Point Band
Conductor Jeff W. Ball is the founder and conductor of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, while serving as Band Director for Brooklyn’s Grand Street Campus High Schools, the Brooklyn College College Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, and the New York City “All-City” High School Marching band, an honors ensemble that attracts the finest band and color guard students from over 30 public high schools within the five boroughs of New York City.
A resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he is an active guest conductor and clinician.