Home     News   Sydney Symphony Orchestra celebrates international Make Music Day

Sydney Symphony Orchestra celebrates international Make Music Day

Egyptian-Australian oud player Joseph Tawardros

On Friday 21 June at 7pm, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will celebrate international Make Music Day with a free, global livestream of its Music of the Oud concert, featuring Egyptian-Australian oud (Egyptian lute) player Joseph Tawardros, live from the Sydney Opera House.

Originally launched in 1982 as Fête de la Musique in France, Make Music Day is an annual global event which sees music-lovers in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries come together to celebrate music. In 2018, the SSO led the nation’s first international Make Music Day event with a free global livestream of its Verdi’s Requiem concert, experienced by people in over 70 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, France and Japan.

The Music of the Oud livestream will be available via the Sydney Symphony Orchestra website for music-lovers around the world to join in with Australia’s celebration of music.

In partnership with the State Library of New South Wales, the livestream will also be shared in regional libraries across the state. Communities who would otherwise be unable to enjoy music with the Orchestra will be able to experience live symphonic music in real-time alongside audiences in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

The Music of the Oud livestream is one of several ways that the SSO is ensuring that regional communities have access to music. In addition to its annual regional New South Wales tours in which the SSO travels and performs in regional towns, the Orchestra recently announced a three-year partnership with the soon-to-be opened West HQ Sydney Coliseum Theatre in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. The Orchestra’s commitment to performing at the newly launched arts space will offer Greater Western Sydney the opportunity to experience live symphonic music, and allow musicians and audiences to forge greater connections through music.