Faire la Fête at the Statue of Liberty

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique, Make Music New York and the Make Music Alliance present a full day of concerts in New York City featuring music of French composers and musicians at seven outdoor locations at Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and The Battery, all within view of the Statue of Liberty, the powerful symbol of friendship and connections between nations.

The festivities on June 21 will kick off with a special morning ceremony with French and U.S. elected officials and dignitaries at The Battery, including a performance of Carnival of the Animals by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, written in 1886, the same year the Statue of Liberty was inaugurated. Following will be dozens of concerts featuring centuries of music by French composers – Bizet, Bozza, Boulez, Clements, Couperin, Debussy, Faure, Gombert, Josquin, Piaf, Poulenc, Rameau, Ravel, Reinhardt, Satie, Tailleferre, and Varèse included – as well as contemporary music by French musicians living in New York.

The day concludes at SummerStage in New York’s Central Park with performances by French hip-hop star MC Solaar, electronic group Bon Entendeur, and electro-pop artists Hyphen Hyphen.

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Start Time : 10:00 - 19:00
Country : United States
Venue : Liberty Island
Address : Liberty Island, New York NY

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