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The Sydney Symphony Orchestra leads Australia’s flagship event in international Make Music Day

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The Sydney Symphony Orchestra led Australia’s flagship event in this year’s international Make Music Day with a free global livestream of its Verdi’s Requiem concert, direct from the Sydney Opera House. Held annually on 21 June, Make Music Day is a celebration of music involving 800 cities in 120 countries.

Alongside the audience in the Concert Hall, the livestream was watched simultaneously by people in 41 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and France. To ensure the music was shared as widely as possible, the SSO made the footage available for a further 24 hours, allowing people around Australia and the world to experience the event.

The livestream was enjoyed by communities in regional NSW through a partnership with the State Library of New South Wales and its public library network. Audiences from Armidale to Wagga Wagga gathered in their local libraries to share in the festivities. The livestream was also broadcast on a giant screen in Sydney Olympic Park, and to music students across the NSW Regional Conservatorium network.