Celebrate the official start of summer with Make Music Chicago! Throughout the city, music lovers can not only listen to music, but participate in making music, too!
Make Music Chicago was inspired by a French holiday honoring music, but is a local celebration all its own. During this free all day event, musicians will play in diverse Chicago landmarks, from Chinatown Square to Daley Plaza. Daley Plaza will host two events that Chicagoans can participate in from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. Richard Fischer, Director of Bands at Concordia University-Chicago, will lead participants through a ” Sousaplaooza”. Any music lover can come with an instrument and music stand to play marches from composer John Phillip Sousa. It may get crowded, so it’s best to register first. Fans of musicals can also gather to sing-along to standards from Porgy and Bess and Oklahoma in the “Opera and Show Tunes Sing-Along”.
Some of the hundreds of performers scheduled to appear at the 75 sites include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, folk band Urban Twang, and blues musician Ed Rey. The exciting finale will be hot-literally. The Redmoon Theatre will present a “Celebration Vehicle” , a fire organ that shoots fire while an opera singer performs. Only Make Music Chicago can have such a unique end to a festival. The classical music station WFMT-FM (98.7) will broadcast performances throughout the day, but if they can, Chicagoans should get outside and enjoy the universal language of music with Make Music Chicago.
WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2012
75 sites throughout Chicago
TICKETS: Free admission