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Calling all Choralists! Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Pop Up Singing Session

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Whether you sing professionally or just in the shower, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs invites everyone to join them at the Cell Block Theatre of the National Art School on 21 June to celebrate Make Music Day 2019.

This free singing workshop is a chance to sing amongst like-minded music lovers, led by experienced choral conductors, in a fun and informal setting.

Previous workshops have had participants singing Broadway hits, ABBA, The Beatles, and classical repertoire such as Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

No experience is necessary, just come along and have a sing.

For more details: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/pop-up-sing-presented-by-sydney-philharmonia-choirs/

Coffs Harbour Library Celebrates Make Music Day

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The Sawtell Ukulele Group will be coming along to celebrate Make Music Day with the Coffs Harbour Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the Rigby House Forecourt. Members of the public are invited to get hands on and join in for some ukulele fun. The Library will also be launching our new collection of Ukuleles, available to be borrowed by library members.

In only three short years, the Sawtell Ukulele Group has grown to include 3 groups (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced) and over 60 members. Known for its diverse repertoire, from the Beatles to the Sunnyboys; Nancy Sinatra to Lady Gaga; Lou Reed to Kiss – this is definitely not your average ukulele group. SUG perform regularly at aged care facilities, community events and festivals; have a monthly Jam at 63 First Ave in Sawtell where new members are always welcome!

For more information visit: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/coffs-harbour-library-celebrates-make-music-day/

The Streets Are Alive With The Sound of Music

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To celebrate Make Music Day 2019, the Arts Centre, Melbourne will be positioning street pianos in three different locations on Friday 21 June, with an open invitation for the public to come along and play for free! These pianos can be found around the Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, including Hamer Hall, under the Spire and in the Arts Centre car park.

Whether you’re avid piano player or just a passer-by on your way to work, come on by the Arts Centre to fill the streets with music on Make Music Day, 21 June 2019.

For more details visit: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/street-pianos-melbourne/

Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs to the world on Make Music Day

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Live from the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will celebrate international Make Music Day with a global broadcast of the Music of the Oud concert on Friday, 21 June – 7pm AEST.

The broadcast of this performance forms part of the inaugural Make Music Day Global Streaming Video Project. This year, the Make Music Alliance is organizing a day-long video stream on June 21 showing the rich diversity of live Make Music Day events around the world. Dozens of cultural institutions are setting up public projections, showing musical events live from Argentina, Australia, India, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States, beginning with our very own Sydney Symphony Orchestra live from the Sydney Opera House.

The livestream will be available online and free of charge via watch.sydneysymphony.com on Friday, 21 June – 7pm AEST. The broadcast will be live from the Sydney Opera House, and accessible for replay following the conclusion of the concert.

The concert will also be broadcast at our official broadcast locations. Check the Sydney Symphony Orchestra event page for more updates on locations, or register your own location if you wish to host a viewing party!

Tickets are also available to attend the concert in person. Tickets available here.

 

Make Music Day set to expand in 2019

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Make Music Day Australia is set to expand this year with the announcement of a partnership between the Live Music Office and the Australian Music Association to deliver the 2019 program.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world, taking place on 21 June. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. It’s a DIY Music Festival! Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — can organise their own gig, or join the many organisations that will host events, to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

The 2018 pilot of Make Music Day Australia was conducted with the funding and resources of the Australian Music Association (AMA), via its partner the NAMM Foundation (US based). The event saw over 100 events in 80 locations register an event on the Make Music Day Australia website.

To expand on the pilot program from 2018, a dedicated role has now been established through a partnership with the AMA under the auspices of APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Office, with the aim to build greater awareness of the initiative. Read More

Fête de la Musique in Melbourne

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This winter, la Fête de la Musique is coming to the Alliance Française for a night of free music, mulled wine, and soupe à l’oignon – uniting French tradition with Melbourne’s rich music culture.
Also known as Make Music Day, the French celebration occurs every year on the 21st of June – the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice – and allows and encourages musicians to play outside in their neighbourhoods, public spaces and parks, where spectators can enjoy live performances, all for free. The Alliance Française will be adapting the event for the Melbourne winter, opening its doors, and providing the spaces for these concerts to take place, complete with mulled wine and French onion soup.

In keeping with the spirit of the event, a variety of musical genres will fill the spaces in the Alliance Française’s exquisite Eildon Mansion: from the old basement kitchen, to the grand staircase, with an exciting line-up of local performers (see below).

Our friends at Melbourne Accueil will be serving mulled wine, and traditional French onion soup will be available, prepared by renowned French chef Philippe Mouchel, with the kind help of French Assist. The Frencheese food truck will also be on site, serving warm raclette over potatoes and charcuterie, and the Crêpes for Change van will be serving hot crêpes!

Line-up: La Nuit Blanche, Floyd Thursby, Joyce Prescher, Entropy Quartet, Chicken Wishbone, Rob DeMasi Music, Kathleen Halloran, The New Impromptu Quartet, Joloff Vibes, Huw Gregory & Marlene Samson Duo.

Local Government Gets Behind Make Music Day & Create Performance Opportunities in their Communities

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City of Brisbane supports Make Music Day Australia with events being held at Queen Street, Queen Street Mall and Post Office Square!  Music featuring quirky, originality and fun. On June 21 enjoy Kabuki Kombi, Shannon Sol Carroll, Sweet Boheme, Two Tears in a Bucket and Kingfisha.

Waverley Council will be celebrating Make Music Day by hosting community music groups in the Bondi Pavilion from 1.30pm on Thursday the 21st of June.

The City of Canada Bay is bringing Make Music Day to the streets of Rhodes by creating performance spaces for musicians on June 21.

The City of Monash has created performance space in Oakleigh and is opening its Glen Waverly Library
Liverpool City Council is celebrating Make Music Day at Macquarie Mall, inviting the community to jam with live local musicians with the open mic opportunities.

Melbourne City Council opening its Docklands library and Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
From Beenleigh to Gippsland towns are joining the list supported by their local council in one way or another.

Create NSW Supports Make Music Day Australia

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Create NSW has announced its support for Make Music Day Australia in partnership with the AMA and the Live Music Office. “Participating in Make Music Day provides Create NSW with a further opportunity to further engage with the NSW music sector by facilitating the exposure and enjoyment of the event for both audiences and practitioners. It also aligns with the NSW Government’s priority to increase participation in arts, screen and culture” said Create NSW’s acting Executive Director, Tarek Barakat.

Create NSW will work with Make Music Day to promote participation, engage with other government agencies and liaise with other NSW based stakeholders, local councils, venues and organisations promoting the benefits and opportunities surrounding Make Music Day.

Make Music Day welcomes this support for music making in Australia.