Sydney Symphony Orchestra Live Stream on Make Music Day Australia 2019 Reaches out Globally

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Have you watched the magnificent SSO at the Opera House on Make Music Day 2019 – ‘Music of the Oud’ – you can view the concert online hereconcert online hereconcert online here

Music of the Oud out-performed Verdi’s Requiem on Facebook and we increased our number of streaming venues, with at least 35 locations participating (including the MMD international locations).
The stream reached a total of 858 video views and 1,588 impressions. The stream had an overall play rate of 75%. The stream was watched by people in 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. The livestream has reached 46,000 people. The video currently has 15,669 unique views.

Create NSW Drives Make Music Day 2019

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Create NSW is a valued partner of Make Music Day Australia through the many touch points it has in the state. From the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Regional Libraries Network, Regional Conservatoria to a network of arts minded City Councils, Create NSW’s energy and influence saw new innovations from the Department of Transport on the rail network as well as community events around the Sydney metro area where over 2,000 performers came out and joined in a celebration that now occurs in over 800 cities in 125 countries on June 21 each year. One of those was the Bondi Pavilion,

And another in the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra

Make Music Day Australia Grows in 2019

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Make Music Day in its second year in 2019, made great strides to becoming a significant national event. Over 150 locations from Christmas Island to Hobart hosted hundreds of events. From the Sydney Opera House to libraries to arts centres to someone’s front porch. Make Music Day saw the involvement of government bodies, local councils, schools and community music organisations, music retailers and industry, and importantly, members of the community.
Make Music Day encourages both amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate and express music in their community. All of it is free and open to the public.
We estimate over 4,000 performers of all abilities got involved in Make Music Day Australia 2019. And it’s on again – June 21, 2020.

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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.

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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.

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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 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