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Make Music New York
June 21, 2017 @ 11:00 amFree
Make Music New York comes to the Center at West Park with 11 hours of live performances, including jazz, classical, folk, traditional, experimental, and children’s music — all for free!
Our lineup includes:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Hopalong Andrew (Children’s Music)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – New York New Music Ensemble (Classical/Experimental)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Barry Kay (Singer/Songwriter)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Maria Grieco (Classical Piano)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – John Blasdale (Classical Piano)
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Josh & Amalia (Singer/Songwriter)
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Lunar Light Orchestra (Improvisation/Experimental)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Daniel Pate (Percussionist)
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Pat O’Connell (Singer/Songwriter)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Sarah Weaver Ensemble (Classical/Experimental)
9:00 pm – 9:45 pm – Noa Fort (Jazz)
9:45 pm – 10:15 pm – Berik Kulmamirov (Russian Folk)
ABOUT MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK
Now entering its 11th year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 750 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making. From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions – from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock – perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. http://www.makemusicny.org
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Hopalong Andrew (Children’s Music) is New York City-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Vladeck. He was born on a sunny hilltop in Manhattan and has been writing and performing for decades. After graduating from Columbia University, Hopalong Andrew covered New York’s Central Park as an Urban Park Ranger – and quickly became known as “The Singing Ranger,” warming up crowds at park events for the Commissioner. He’s won awards from the International Songwriting Competition, The Independent Music Awards, Great American Song Contest, and others. He has toured the USA, Europe, and Australia many times, both solo and with his bands Fireships and The Honey Brothers. He has received attention from Rolling Stone, The NY Times and other outlets of merit. Andrew recently appeared on Voice of America, ABC’s The View, and Fox. http://hopalongandrew.com
Vignesh Ravichandran (Traditional Indian) has studied Carnatic music for over 10 years under various gurus. His main gurus are V.S. Balamurali, Head of the Music Department, Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam, Pondicherry and Mrs. Mathangi, All India Radio artist, Pondicherry. He has won awards in various state and national level Carnatic music contests, including the “Young Talented Child” award from the Pondicherry government in 2005 and “Yuva Kala Bharati” in 2008 from the Yuva Kala Kendra trust in Pondicherry. He has also performed Indian film music at several venues in India and the U.S.. Vignesh continues to pursue his passion towards music with his equal fondness to science. He works at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre investigating rare genomic mutations in familial cancer. https://www.vigneshravichandran.com
Barry Kay (Singer/Songwriter) has been performing live solo folk, classical, pop & jazz music in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Ohio and New York for over 20 years. He studied classical guitar with David Walbert (who studied with Segovia), and played with & opened for artists such as Boots Randolph, Truth, Roddy McDowell and Lee Marshall. Barry has played at the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, the C-Note in New York, and he recently completed his 4th independent CD. He has written & directed musicals, led rehearsals for church praise bands & choirs, taught music for kids at camps, conducted ensembles & small horn sections, sang & played on local TV, and improvised medleys of cover tunes before live audiences. He currently teaches and works with musicians in local churches & at his home recording studio. http://www.barrykaymusic.com
Anthony Carrera (World) is a world music multi instrumentalist. He leaves himself completely open to as many styles as possible and is always trying to absorb as much music as he can for inspiration for his own music. His musical studies include classical & flamenco guitar, the handpan, the sitar, and even the berimbau just to name a few. He takes something from each culture and puts it into his own music to create something completely unique to himself. http://anthonycarreramusic.com
Maria Grieco (Classical Piano) is a classical pianist, melodica player, folk singer, and songwriter.
John Blasdale (Classical Piano) was born near Nottingham, England in 1937 and started to study piano at age 8. Already as a teenager he was strongly attracted to Beethoven’s late piano sonatas. Although he chose a scientific career, music has remained one of his main interests. At university he started performing in amateur concerts, and has continued to do so up to the present. After completing university studies in Natural Sciences, he worked professionally in London and qualified as a Patent Agent. He then moved to Lucerne (Switzerland) to work with a U.S. pharmaceutical company, which moved him to New Jersey in 1984. In the USA he has taken up composing in a classical style.
Josh & Amalia (Singer/Songwriter) Amalia Tollas and Josh Okun make up the acoustic duo Josh and Amalia. We write our own music and play a few covers (think Adele, Sheryl Crow and Michelle Branch). Amalia sings and Josh plays guitar.
Lunar Light Orchestra (Improvisation/Experimental) is an ensemble of improvising musicians.
Daniel Pate (Percussionist) is a bustling performer whose work can be seen frequently in New York City and the surrounding areas. He has presented performances at the 48th International Summer Course at Darmstadt, Germany, the Green Umbrella Concert Series held at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, The Ojai Music Festival, the Mondavi Center, Symphony Space in NYC and The Abrons Center in NYC. He has also presented concerts and masterclasses at Southeastern Louisiana University, New York University, Gettysburg University, Denver Metropolitan University and Mesa College. http://www.danielpatepercussion.com
Pat O’Connell (Singer/Songwriter) Pat is a singer/songwriter in the tradition of Nick Drake, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and countless other traveling troubadours. For the last two years, Pat has been exploring the open mic scene (45 unique venues in 2015) and showcase scene (12 feature spots in 2016), throughout New York City, Paris France, and his hometown of Cork, Ireland. This year, 2017, is the Year of the Quartet (YOTQ), when Pat will be joining by some of New York’s finest musician playing in quartet form over four different concerts. https://soundcloud.com/jpoconn
Sarah Weaver Ensemble (Classical/Experimental) is the primary performing group of Sarah Weaver’s ensemble works since 2007. The modular roster features over a dozen pioneering musicians from diverse genres. Weaver has composed solo, chamber, and large ensemble works for groundbreaking musicians for over twenty years, integrating influences of jazz, contemporary classical, improvisation, computer music, world music, and innovative individual music languages of performers. She is an innovator of Telematic Music – live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations – encompassing numerous artistic projects with collaborators and interdisciplinary projects with groups such as NASA Kepler/K2 Mission and United Nations. http://www.sarahweaver.org
Noa Fort (Jazz) was recently hailed as “one of New York’s more interesting and original artists” (New York City Daily). She draws inspiration from her fascinating life journey while integrating classical and jazz piano, tabla studies, jazz singing and rock/punk/ska keyboard playing into her original music. Since her arrival in New York in 2013, she has played in numerous venues such as Rockwood music hall, Pete’s Candy Store, Silvana, Spectrum, Cafe Vivaldi. After a year of playing solo shows, she is now leading a trio featuring Zack Lober on bass and Ronen Itzik on drums. http://www.noafort.com
Berik Kulmamirov (Russian Folk) is a singer, songwriter, music producer, and visual artist from Kazakhstan.