A group of NYC musicians is planning a special “citywide musical outburst,” for tonight, April 29.
And even if you don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can still participate! They want “musicians and non-musicians alike” to join in.
Global street band festival HONK NYC!, along with collaborators Frank London (of The Klezmatics) and Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace (of Tenth Intervention), have written a special “symphonic fanfare” called “For Our Courageous Workers.” They are hoping to have over 1,000 participants, including musicians of every level and the people of NYC, to perform the song at the 7pm cheer for essential workers.
“Everyone is welcome to participate,” their Facebook event reads. “There are parts for all: musicians of any and every level — beginners, young musicians, amateurs, and professionals; on voices, strings, brass, winds, keyboards, drums — as well as all the people of the city making noise, singing, and banging on pots and pans.”
They have lots of local musical organizations signed on, including but not limited to: Make Music New York, Kaufman Music Center, The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Yiddish New York, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more.
For more information, detailed instructions, and a downloadable score that does not require the ability to read music, go to http://www.tenthintervention.com/workers.
If you film yourself/post photos on social media, they ask you to use the hashtag #playbecausewecare.
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