The Sydney Symphony Orchestra leads Australia’s first international Make Music Day event with global livestream of Verdi’s Requiem concert
In celebration of international Make Music Day, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will share a global broadcast of its performance of Verdi’s Requiem on 21 June live from the Sydney Opera House. With the support of Create NSW, ABC Classics, Sydney Opera House Creative Learning, Music Australia and the Australian Music Association, the livestream will be the flagship event in Australia’s first participation in the worldwide music festivities.
In an unprecedented event for Make Music Day, the global Sydney Symphony Orchestra livestream will be accessible free of charge at sydneysymphony.com and will be available for 24 hours from 6.30pm, Thursday 21 June AEST. Originally launched in 1982 as Fête de la Musique in France, the annual celebration of music was renamed Make Music Day and has since evolved into a global event involving 800 cities in 120 countries.
The Make Music Day livestream of Verdi’s Requiem will also be broadcast at the Sydney Olympic Park and in libraries across regional NSW, including Armidale, Cessnock, Canowindra, Maitland, Parkes, Tamworth, Taree, Tumut, Wagga Wagga and more, allowing communities outside of the Sydney metropolitan area to join in on the festivities.