21 JUIN : "MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO"
The popular Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral series is pleased to inaugurate Make Music Chicago on June 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a live, one-day, completely free music festival on the first day of summer. People of all ages, music of all genres, and musicians of all levels – amateurs, professionals and marquee artists – are invited to gather throughout the day in Chicago’s public spaces to engage in spontaneous music-making. The festival culminates in an evening grand finale at St. James Cathedral Commons at 5:15 p.m.
Make Music Chicago is inspired by France’s “Fête de la Musique,” a national musical holiday marking its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1982, “Fête de la Musique” has become an international phenomenon,
taking place on June 21 in more than 460 cities in 110 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Fiji, Colombia, Chile, Nepal and Japan.
Partners of the inaugural Make Music Chicago include 98.7 WFMT, Alliance Française de Chicago, the Consulate General of France in Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International, Concierge Unlimited International, Entertaining Company and St. James Cathedral. Comcast is the lead sponsor of the event.
Date : Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Time : All day : 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Culminating grand finale concert : 5:15 – 9:00 pm at St. James Cathedral
Locations : Public spaces citywide, including Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington), Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), Alliance Française (810 N. Dearborn) and St. James Cathedral Commons (65 E. Huron)
Be sure not the miss the four major Make Music Chicago events :
- 12-2 p.m : Bring your instrument to Daley Plaza and join the Sousapalooza where the Consul General of France will be the M.C.
- 1-1:45 p.m : Concerts at Lincoln Park Zoo - Kolvar Sea Pavilion and People’s Gas Education Pavilion.
- 3 p.m : Interactive family concert at St. James Cathedral.
- 5:15 - 9 p.m : Grand Finale at St. James Cathedral Commons (Huron/Wabash).
For complete information please visit : www.makemusicchicago.com
MONDAY, JUNE 13 AT 10PM : 98.7 WFMT’S CRITIC-AT-LARGE ANDREW PATNER PRESENTS "CRITICAL THINKING" A CONVERSATION ABOUT "MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO".
Consul General of France Graham PAUL, Artistic and Executive Director of Rush Hour Concerts Deborah SOBOL, and cellist Brant TAYLOR discuss the origin of the project Make Music Chicago
SPECIAL MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO ON WCIU-TV
A day of free music all over the city, Make Music Chicago explodes on June 21 at 40 sites including Daley Plaza, Lincoln Park Zoo and beaches all along the lake.
Watch the video
For complete information or to sign up to participate please visit : www.makemusicchicago.com