Make Music New York is New York City’s only music festival for the people and by the people! Make Music New York, held each summer solstice on June 21st – the longest day of the year – will bring music makers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to take center stage at The Battery. Join us at The Battery Fountain and Castle Clinton for an entire day of musical performance.
10:00-10:30 Press Conference & kick-off
10:30-11 Carnival of the Animals, featuring Yves Dhar on cello, Nicolas Duchamp on flute, Johannes Pfannkuch on trombone & tuba, and Alexandre Robinon percussion Piano, violins, viola, double bass, piccolo, clarinet, glass harmonica and xylophone
11-11:30 Nicolas Duchamp performs Sonate pour flûte et piano by Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc
11:30-12 Flute selections performed by students from SUNY Purchase
12-1 French Baroque keyboard selections performed by student from Mannes School of Music
1-1:30 William Patterson performs French songs on piano
2-3 Young Scholars of the Lang Lang Foundation perform piano selections by Debussy
3-4 Young Scholars of the Lang Lang Foundation perform piano selections by Ravel
4-5 Young Scholars of the Lang Lang Foundation perform piano selections by additional French composers
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Learn about the park’s rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, Seaglass Carousel, beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and so much more!
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