Make Music New York

Join Berlioz’s Symphony for Band in Bryant Park!

Ever dream of performing with hundreds of other wind band players, in the heart of midtown Manhattan? Here’s your big chance.

On June 21st, Make Music New York will present Hector Berlioz’sSymphonie Funebre et Triomphale (declared “one of the great ceremonial pieces of all time” by critic Virgil Thomson) in New York’sBryant Park.

Led by conductor Jeff W. Ball of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, the performance will unite hundreds of individual wind players, percussionists and full ensembles from across the region, in a massive wind band experience unlike any other.

All wind players & percussionists are invited to join! Sign up hereand we’ll contact you to assign parts and confirm all details.

Calling All Saxophonists

2014 is the 200th Birthday of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone!

MMNNY 2014 Poster

In honor of the occasion, MMNY is presenting Salvatore Sciarrino’s La Bocca, i piedi, il suono, an enchanting piece for 100+ saxophonists, at Columbia University’s historic Low Memorial Library on June 21st.

If you play saxophone, in any style and at any level, come join the celebration! The music is easy, and the effect will be magical. Email [email protected]to sign up.

Now in its eighth 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 726 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.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

Over 1,000 MMNY concerts have taken place in each of the last four years.