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MAKE MUSIC NEW HAVEN 2019 EVENTS: 

MAKE MUSIC NEW HAVEN 2019 SPECIAL EVENTS: 

FREE KEYS CT PIANO TRAIL

New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Madison, Oxford, CT

Beginning June 21 14 pianos painted by local artists and placed in public, outdoor spaces in New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Madison, and Oxford, Connecticut will become the Free Keys CT Piano Trail. The public can play the pianos and participate in sheet music lending “libraries” housed in the piano benches of each instrument. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra, a co-producer of the project, will perform chamber music concerts at New Haven piano sites across the course of the summer. Come take in these beautifully painted pianos, Play a few tunes, and join us on A musical journey.

MORNING DRUM CIRCLE

8:00 – 9:00 AM: East Rock Park: 41 Cold Spring St. New Haven, CT

Drummers and drum enthusiasts alike gather for a morning of music at the top of East Rock (Near monument) LED by drum circle leader, Mark Zarrillo. Some instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. All are welcome regardless of experience so come out and drum with us!

HEART CHANT

10:00 – 11:00 AM: The Well For Women: 495 Blake St. New Haven, CT

The Heart Chant (2001) is a participatory Deep Listening® meditation, an offering of sonic healing for all beings through vocalization and listening. Written by Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, The Heart Chant‘s simple instructions invite any and all to participate in creating community through sound. Come join any time, leave any time, and return as you wish. All are welcome.

CONCERTS @ THE ELY CENTER

11:00 – 4:00 PM | Ely Center of Contemporary Art: 51 Trumbull St. New Haven, CT 

This five-hour program features a line-up of musicians and invites all to participate. There will BE a main stage in the backyard, a Live Jam Stage on the sidewalk, and a poetry tent featuring poet-performers reading their work. There will also be an area for children to make their own music. This is a free family-friendly event. Bring your own instrument and join the fun!

HARMONICA MASS APPEAL

12:00 – 1:00PM | Ely Center of Contemporary Art: 51 Trumbull St. New Haven, CT 

It’s a community jam! Talented musician, Chris DePino will be offering instruction and a bit of harmonica history. He will play a few songs and then lead participants in their own music-making. Join the fun and come learn from the very best! Harmonicas provided!

BEST VIDEO – MARRAKECH 

11:45 – 5:00PM |Best Video: 1842 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Best Video/Marrakech are hosting a community based DAY OF MUSIC celebrating diversity and inclusion. There will be over 19 performers entertaining from 11:45AM to 5PM. The cast of performers will include bands, singers, guitar players, and even a WU TANG affiliated speaker! The individuals performing will include individuals with and/or without disabilities. Come support our Performers and celebrate the joy of community and music.

NHSO CHAMBER CONCERT

1:00 – 2:00PM | Temple Plaza: 160 Temple St. New Haven, CT

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra kicks off their new free summer chamber music series on Make Music Day with a brass quintet performance featuring Rich Clymer and Ken Tedeschi on trumpet, Brian Nichols on horn, Scott Cranston on trombone, and Adam Crowe on tuba. Selections to include music from West Side Story, Washington Post March, Aida, and more! Stop by for great music and community fun!

THE NU HAVEN KAPELYE

2:30 – 3:30 PM | International Festival of Arts & Ideas: New Haven Green: 250 Temple St. New Haven, CT

A cross between a big band and a Klezmer orchestra, the Kapelye plays innovative arrangements of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary, Bessarabia, and other Eastern European locales. Come Out and Join in the Fun with tHE Largest Klezmer group in Southern New England.

K. DUB

3:30 – 4:30 PM | International Festival of Arts & Ideas: New Haven Green: 250 Temple St. New Haven, CT

Elm City’s own performing songs off of Higher Learning and Elm City Trees. Stop by for great music and fabulous company!

INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

4:30 – 7:30 PM | Temple Plaza: 160 Temple St. New Haven, CT

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will have real orchestral instruments for you to tap, tickle, touch and toot. Celebrate music with us!

 

Registration for Make Music New Haven 2019 has ended.

PERFORMERS: All Instruments • All Genres • All Levels • All Ages

Create your profile by submitting a description of your act, a photo, and any relevant website/social media links. Browse available venues and when you find one you like, submit a request. For additional tips on matching up with venues check out our Tips for Musicians.

VENUES: Storefronts • Outdoor/Indoor Business spaces • Restaurants • Breweries • Concert Halls •Schools • Churches • Parks • Sidewalks • Front Porches • Museums • …and beyond

Create a profile by submitting your location information, a description of the space, and times you are willing to host music. Browse the musician profiles to request a performance. Note: your venue will not show on the map if you do not have a confirmed performance. So, even if it is an open jam session on your front lawn, please enter that as a performance to help others find you.

Not interested in scheduling your own performance? Not a musician?

We have jam sessions and play-along events that welcome any musician interested in participating. Check back soon for more information about these signature events. Subscribe to email updates to make sure you get the details as soon as they’re announced. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PERMITS

The Make Music New Haven will work with the City of New Haven to secure necessary permits for registered Make Music New Haven performers. Permits are required for any musician using public property such as sidewalks and city parks. Performances on private property do not require the same permits, but must abide by noise ordinances already in place. If a musical event happens in one of the Greater New Haven suburbs, it is up to the venue and musician to secure appropriate permits for that specific town or city.