Create NSW is encouraging widespread community engagement for Make Music Day (Friday 21 June 2019), having facilitated a series of events for audiences and musicians with support from Sydney Trains and TAFE NSW.
Since launching in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on 21 June (2019) which now takes place in more than 800 cities, towns and villages in 125 countries.
Create NSW Executive Director, Investment and Engagement, Elizabeth W. Scott said, “This year (2019) we’ve unlocked a range of spaces and unusual places for musicians and choirs to activate during Make Music Day 2019.
“From the National Art School in Darlinghurst, the Brett Whiteley Studio, Mortuary Station to our busiest railway concourses, the planned events are a fantastic opportunity to connect a diverse range of NSW musicians with the local community.
“Wider still, we’ve been delighted to see the groundswell of support and excitement coming from local councils, libraries and cultural institutions all rising to connect to a larger global event through local participation,” she said.
2019’s Sydney line-up includes events from TAFE NSW Eora and TAFE Ultimo and Randwick, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Conservatorium students, the Sydney Flash Mob Choir and even performances by the Ukulele Circus on two trains travelling from the Central Coast and Blue Mountains to Central Station.
Commuters will also be delighted at three Sydney Trains stations as performers re-imagine familiar transport hubs around the city with musical acts.
Make Music Day Australia is initiated by the Australian Music Association and coordinated in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS.
Source: NSW Government