Window Serenades

Make Music Day

Window Serenades share the joy of live music with isolated elderly people, bringing musicians to play outside nursing home windows for those who request a song.

Created as a socially-distanced program in 2020 to provide safe musical performances during a global pandemic, Window Serenades is becoming an annual Make Music Day tradition. If you’re interested in bringing this project to your community, email

Special thanks to Harman Inspired for supporting this project.

Window Serenades on June 21, 2021

Albuquerque, NM: Musicians of AFM Local 618, details to come *
Allen, TX: Victoria Gardens of Allen, performances by Harman employees
Boston, MA: The Branches of North Attleboro and Life Care of West Bridgewater, performances by The Unlikely Strummers
Calabasas, CA: Belmont Village, performances by Harman employees
Cleveland, OH: Musicians of AFM Local 4, details to come *
Durban, South Africa: Clayton Gardens Homes For The Aged, performance by Eric Damont
El Paso, TX: Performances by David Nakamoto & Robyn Pelking, details to come *
Farmington, CT: Anthology of Farmington, performance by Jackie Harris Stone *
Glastonbury, CT: Glastonbury Health Center, performances by Dave Giardina *
Hamden, CT: Benchmark at Hamden, performances by Terri Lachance
Huntsville, AL: Thrive Senior Living at Jones Farm, performances by clarinet trio from the Huntsville Concert Band
Ilkley, England: Performances by seven ensembles at twelve senior facilities, details here
Indianapolis, IN: Altenheim Senior Living Community, performances by University of Indianapolis Mu Phi Epsilon chapter
Livonia, MI: Woodhaven Retirement Community, performances by Harman employees
Montclair, NJ: South End Gardens Senior Apartments, performances by Josh and Houston Herman
Nashville, TN: The Manor at Steeplechase, performances by Donna Frost with Music For Seniors *
Platteville, WI: Edenbrook and Park Place Senior Living, performances by Ben Schmidtke, Lou Oswald, and Nancy Fairchild *
Ridgefield, CT: Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossing, performances by Compassionate Ridgefield
Stamford, CT: The Residence at Summer Street, performances by Harman employees
Waunakee, WI: Details to come
Waterbury, CT: Abbott Terrace, performance by Erin Roccapriore
Windsor, CT: Kimberly Hall North, performance by Leslie Manselle *

* Starred performances are generously supported by the Music Performance Trust Fund