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06-18-2013

Opera Philadelphia to Pop-Up with some DON GIOVANNI at the First-Ever MAKE MUSIC PHILLY on Friday, June 21

This Friday, June 21, Opera Philadelphia will join with more than 125 musicians and organizations to celebrate the role of music in our lives and our city.

The inaugural Make Music Philly event will be 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.  Philadelphia will join more than 500 other cities worldwide that celebrate music on June 21 - the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

Opera Philadelphia will present live excerpts from Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI, which is coming to the Academy of Music in April 2014, at 1:00 p.m. inside the PHS Pop-Up Garden located at 313 S. Broad Street.  The pop-up garden is a fitting location for a performance from the company that brings you pop-up operas!

Free Make Music Philly performances will take place all across the city on Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. A complete schedule can be found at MakeMusicPhilly.org.  

“Philadelphia is blessed with a tremendous musical legacy,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “Make Music Philly will celebrate and build upon that legacy by inviting citizens to organize and attend free performances throughout the city all day long.”