June 21, 2022
What: Now in its sixteenth year, Make Music New York — dubbed “One of the best things that have happened to New York musical life in the past decade” (Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise) — is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City. All of the performances take place annually on June 21st, the first day of summer and longest day of the year. The NYC music celebrations take place simultaneously with similar festivities in over one hundred US cities and more than 800 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making!
When: June 21, 2022.
Where: Freeman Plaza East, on our free, public piano!
Schedule of performers:
11am-12:30pm – Kate Theis – singer/pianist and voice teacher
1pm-3pm – Carolyn Enger – Pianist Carolyn Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, her deeply felt interpretations of works from Beethoven and Schubert to contemporary music, and her warm personal approach. In addition to an active performance schedule, Ms. Enger has enjoyed remarkable success as a recording artist, particularly with her 2013 release of piano music by Ned Rorem on Naxos Records. Renowned critic Laurence Vittes wrote in his review for Gramophone (2/2014): “Enger raises the miniatures to a higher level by taking the time and care to capture the emotional impact each must have had when their dedicatees read their inscription and title, and then heard the music for the first time.” The album was selected by Anthony Tommasini as one of the “Best in Classical Recordings” of 2013 in The New York Times.