On Friday, June 21, Philadelphia joined more than 500 other cities worldwide that celebrated music on the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. The inaugural Make Music Philly event was Philly’s first city-wide, free, “do it yourself” festival, featuring organized concerts and informal performances by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages.
Musicians from the Penn community performed an intimate outdoor concert at the Music Building, co-presented by Penn Art and Culture Initiative and the Department of Music.
Classical Revolution Philly (featuring Veronica Jurkiewicz, C'04, and Performance Coordinator, Department of Music) is the Philadelphia chapter of an international movement, a collective of musicians who believe in the relevance of classical music and are bringing it outside of traditional venues. The mission of Classical Revolution is to present live musics involving both traditional and modern approaches, engage the community with frequent and free performances, and collaborate with local musicians and artists from various styles and backgrounds.
View photos from the event on Flickr.